Out of practice : fighting for primary care medicine in America (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Out of practice : fighting for primary care medicine in America

Author: Frederick M Barken
Publisher: Ithaca [N.Y.] : ILR Press, 2011.
Series: The culture and politics of health care work
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The author uses his own experiences as a primary care physician to describe the state of his profession and argues that the health care system will collapse without a strong physician-patient relationship and that the role of the primary care physician must change to survive."

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick M Barken
ISBN: 9780801449765 0801449766
OCLC Number: 1135168973
Awards: Winner of A Library Journal Best Book of 2011 in Consumer He.
Description: xi, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the doctor is out --
A first visit with the doctor --
Tell him not to drive --
Polypharmacy : the problem with pills --
Poly-doctoring : a doctor for every disease --
A bubble off --
On the road again --
The supply side --
All in the family --
Practice/malpractice --
You get what you pay for.
Series Title: The culture and politics of health care work
Responsibility: Frederick M. Barken.


Primary care medicine, as we know and remember it, is in crisis. While policymakers, government administrators, and the health insurance industry pay lip service to the personal relationship between  Read more...


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"Barken puts a highly personal spin on issues in health policy and health care, such as dealing with aging patients, dishonest insurance companies, and the patterns of physicians' own personal lives. Read more...

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