Putting Health Care on the National Agenda, 2nd Edition (Paperback)Arnold Birenbaum (author)
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This revised edition of Arnold Birenbaum's important book brings the work up to date through the end of 1994 and the close of the 103rd Congress. It offers a comprehensive, provocative, and completely new assessment of health care reform with a focus on financing and coverage. A fine primer...on the health care debate (JAMA), the book examines such topics as the changing doctor-patient relationship, the growth of managed care, the rise and decline of hospitals, American business and health benefits, and the uninsured in America. This new edition takes particular heed to the failure of health care reform in 1994.
In responding to the first edition, Victor Sidel, M.D., former president of the American Public Health Association, called it, "A wonderfully far-ranging, meticulously documented, insightfully analyzed and remarkably well written challenge to professionals, patients, and community members to work for effective change in a bizarre, expensive, inefficient, and often unresponsive medical care system."
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 351 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
?"This well-written book offers an assessment of fundamental problems with the U.S. health care system and reviews options to address them. It offers a thoughtful discussion of several critical issues--public dissatisfaction with costs and real or potential lack of access to care, changes in the doctor/patient relationship, and the impact of high health insurance costs on individuals and businesses...The book is written for the general public and would be useful to practicing health professionals as well as students....This book offers a well-informed review and a reasoned perspective on many of the current health care reform issues. The author skillfully interprets results of research findings to illustrate points."?-Booklist
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