Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care is Better Than Yours

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PoliPointPress, Jan 1, 2007 - Political Science - 159 pages
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The long-maligned Veterans Health Administration has become the highest-quality healthcare provider in the United States. This encouraging change not only has benefited veterans but also provides a blueprint for salvaging America's own deeply troubled healthcare system. "Best Care Anywhere" shows how a government bureaucracy, working with little notice, is setting the standard for best practices and cost reduction while the private sector is lagging in both areas. Author Phillip Longman challenges conventional wisdom by explaining exactly how market forces work to lower quality and raise prices in the healthcare sector, and how U.S. medical practices have a weak basis in science. The book, expanded from a widely praised article in the "Washington Monthly," mixes hard facts with author Philip Longmans' compelling human story of the loss of his wife to cancer. Part manifesto, part moving memoir, "Best Care Anywhere" offers new hope for addressing a major problem of contemporary society that affects all of us.

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Review: Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care Is Better Than Yours

User Review  - Websterdavid3 - Goodreads

This is a stealth book. Really about why medical care can reduce your health and how the VA commits to Veterans' Health even though it is more expensive, and then does it in a very effective and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tanya Guimont - Goodreads

This book was an outstanding read; I would definately recommend it to anyone going into a career within VHA; or the private sector healthcare industry as well. I say this, because electronic medical ... Read full review

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Best Care Anywhere | The New America Foundation
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