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The Resource Catastrophic care : how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it, David Goldhill

Catastrophic care : how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it, David Goldhill

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Catastrophic care : how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it
Title
Catastrophic care
Title remainder
how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it
Statement of responsibility
David Goldhill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A visionary and completely original investigation that will change the way we think about health care: how and why it is failing, why expanding insurance coverage will only make things worse, and how it can be transformed into a transparent, affordable, successful system"--
Summary
An investigation into America's failing health-care industry shares the story of the author's tragic experience of losing his father to hospital-acquired infections, arguing against the expansion of insurance coverage while recommending a comprehensive, patient-empowering approach that renders health care transparent, affordable and effective
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Tone
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10160793
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DLC
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Goldhill, David
Dewey number
362.1/042580681
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA410.53
LC item number
.G655 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Medical care, Cost of
  • Health insurance
  • Health services accessibility
  • Medical errors
  • MEDICAL
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Health insurance
  • Health services accessibility
  • Medical care, Cost of
  • Medical errors
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it
Label
Catastrophic care : how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it, David Goldhill
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-369)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
How American health care killed my father -- Island-speak. Eleven strange things we all believe about health care -- The hidden beast. The myth of affordable care -- The disconnect. The absence of consumers in health care -- The fallacy. Why we always think we need more health care -- The seduction. Forty-five years of Medicare -- The mirage of efficiency. Why the cost curve won't bend -- The tyranny of rules. Why everything is so complicated -- Last gasp. The ACA and the insurance fixation -- In search of balance. How should we pay for health care? -- Green shoots. Foundations of a better system -- Transition. Can we get there from here? -- Mae West didn't know health care -- Appendix 1. Unintended consequences -- Appendix 2. Déjà vu -- Appendix 3. Shifting the government's focus to better health
Control code
ocn793220616
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 369 pages
Isbn
9780307961549
Lccn
2012028745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)793220616
Label
Catastrophic care : how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it, David Goldhill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-369)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How American health care killed my father -- Island-speak. Eleven strange things we all believe about health care -- The hidden beast. The myth of affordable care -- The disconnect. The absence of consumers in health care -- The fallacy. Why we always think we need more health care -- The seduction. Forty-five years of Medicare -- The mirage of efficiency. Why the cost curve won't bend -- The tyranny of rules. Why everything is so complicated -- Last gasp. The ACA and the insurance fixation -- In search of balance. How should we pay for health care? -- Green shoots. Foundations of a better system -- Transition. Can we get there from here? -- Mae West didn't know health care -- Appendix 1. Unintended consequences -- Appendix 2. Déjà vu -- Appendix 3. Shifting the government's focus to better health
Control code
ocn793220616
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 369 pages
Isbn
9780307961549
Lccn
2012028745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)793220616

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