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Healthy, Wealthy or Wise?: Issues in American Health Care Policy : Issues in American Health Care Policy - Charles T. Stewart

Healthy, Wealthy or Wise?: Issues in American Health Care Policy

Issues in American Health Care Policy

Hardcover Published: 10th July 1995
ISBN: 9781563245046
Number Of Pages: 272
For Ages: 18 years old

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This book focuses on the problems in America's health care system that have developed over the past 30 years and that will be with us for the next 30 years. It goes beyond mind-numbing quantitative data to probe the underlying causes of the nation's difficulties. Three broad questions are addressed: Why are health care costs in the United States higher than elsewhere? What needs to be done to bring down costs without lowering quality? Is America doing enough about research, prevention, and public information?

Prefacep. vii
Notesp. viii
Determinants of Healthp. 1
Notesp. 6
Why Are Costs Out of Control?p. 7
Notesp. 27
Must Living Standards Decline?p. 28
Notesp. 38
Health Insurance Raises Demand and Supplyp. 40
Notesp. 49
The Excess of Physicians and Servicesp. 51
Notesp. 77
The Medicalization of Healthp. 82
Notesp. 97
Mental Illnessp. 99
Notesp. 119
The Excessive Demand for Medical Carep. 123
Notesp. 136
Research and Technologyp. 138
Notesp. 161
The Physician as Agentp. 164
Notesp. 179
Prevention: Environmental and Behavioral Modificationp. 181
Notesp. 210
The Demedicalization of Health Carep. 213
Notesp. 222
What to Do?p. 223
Notesp. 250
Indexp. 253
About the Authorp. 263
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ISBN: 9781563245046
ISBN-10: 1563245043
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 10th July 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54

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