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Author Clifton, Guy L., 1949-
Title Flatlined : resuscitating American medicine / Guy L. Clifton
Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009
book jacket
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RA395.A3 C639 2009    AVAILABLE    30530001097419
Descript xx, 322 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-311) and index
Not business as usual -- Unreliable emergency services -- An eroding infrastructure -- Fifteen years lost -- Handed health care's leftovers -- Where we are headed -- 30 percent waste-or 50? -- Poor-quality primary care -- Dangerous hospitals -- Violation of dignity: the end of life -- Unnecessary surgery -- Perverse payment incentives -- Three pathways to hospital profitability -- Pharmaceuticals: remarkable innovation, shameless puffery -- Private health insurance: no added value -- Three options for covering the uninsured -- No coverage expansion without cost control -- A workable plan for reform -- Establishing standards -- Prioritizing primary care -- Reducing spending on hospitals and specialists -- Positioning of a national medical quality system
Subject Health care reform -- United States
Medical policy -- United States
Health Care Reform -- United States
Economics, Medical -- trends -- United States
Emergency Medical Services -- organization & administration -- United States
Hospitals -- trends -- United States
Health insurance -- trends -- United States
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