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

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PublicAffairs, Jul 6, 2010 - Business & Economics - 219 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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A Second Opinion: Rescuing America's Health Care

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The U.S. healthcare system is excessively expensive, inefficient, and often delivers poor quality care. It is also inequitable, with tens of millions of citizens unable to access needed care because ... Read full review

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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

Contents

Introduction
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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
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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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