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Severed Trust - George Lundberg

Paperback Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9780465042920
Number Of Pages: 368

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This no-holds-barred book includes a new chapter presenting a comprehensive, politically achievable, private-public solution to the health care dilemma-one that preserves the best of the present system, eliminates the worst current problems, and represents our nation's last best chance to contain costs without a government takeover of medicine.

Introduction: A Medical Memoirp. 1
The Enemy Is Us: Why Medical Care Costs So Much and What We Can Do About Itp. 17
The Question of Queues: Why We Have to Ration Carep. 49
The Coverage Circus: Why What You Need Is Not Always What You Getp. 77
There Is No Alternative to Medicine: Why People Buy Care Wherever They Find Itp. 105
Mouse Calls for House Calls: The Benefits, Deficits, and Promotion of Internet Carep. 127
A Terminal Profession: Why Medicine Is Under Attackp. 155
Uninformed Consent: When Disclosure Is Incomplete, Misleading, or Nonexistentp. 185
Disclosures on Death: Why Doctors Should Help Patients Diep. 217
The Search for Quality: It All Begins on the Autopsy Tablep. 245
The Way to Reform: Thinking About a Better Systemp. 271
Patient-Focused Control: Fixing Our Broken Health Systemp. 295
Epilogue: International Health Care Reformp. 329
Acknowledgmentsp. 333
Indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9780465042920
ISBN-10: 0465042929
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st January 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1