A Second Opinion: A Plan for Universal Coverage Serving Patients Over Profit

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PublicAffairs, Aug 5, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
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Dr. Arnold Relman, Professor Emeritus at Harvard Medical School and former editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine brings together sixty years of experience in medicine in a book that holds the keys to a new structure for healthcare based on voluntary private contracts between individuals and not-for-profit, multi-specialty groups of physicians. Timely, provocative, and newly updated, A Second Opinion is a clarion call to action. If we heed Dr. Relman's plan, Americans could at last achieve a lasting, sensible solution to national healthcare.
 

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This is a somewhat dry, but very thought provoking work. My greatest disappointment with it is that he suggests a possible solution to the problem of universal coverage in the US, identifies the ... Read full review

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User Review  - EvaCatHerder - LibraryThing

This is a somewhat dry, but very thought provoking work. My greatest disappointment with it is that he suggests a possible solution to the problem of universal coverage in the US, identifies the ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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4
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5
111
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141
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Afterword to the Paperback Edition
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Acknowledgments
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Notes
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Index
207
About the Author
221
About the Publisher
222
Copyright

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Dr. Arnold S. Relman has taught at Boston University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University. A member of the Health Professionals Review Group and the Board of Registration in Medicine, he lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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