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More than medicine : the broken promise of American health

Author: Robert M Kaplan
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American science produces the best--and most expensive--medical treatments in the world. Yet U.S. citizens lag behind their global peers in life expectancy and quality of life. Robert Kaplan brings together extensive data to make the case that health care priorities in the United States are sorely misplaced. America's medical system is invested in attacking disease, but not in addressing the social, behavioral, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Kaplan
ISBN: 9780674975903 0674975901
OCLC Number: 1043052340
Description: 225 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Let's be average --
Research promise and practice --
Mistaking the meaning of health --
Making health care safe and effective --
Social determinants of health --
The act of well-being --
A way forward.
Other Titles: Broken promise of American health
Responsibility: Robert M. Kaplan.

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