Health Care in America: Can Our Ailing System be Healed?
"This pragmatic, objective approach to the complex issues surrounding the U.S. health care system successfully bridges the world of health economists/health analysts/policy makers with that of clinicians. Focusing on the main problems-escalating costs, limitations of access, and a wide variety of quallity care-this unique book helps you better understand the rapidly changing and complex world of health care"--Back cover.
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Cottage Industry to Mergers and Managed Care
Increased Technology and Complexity of Health Care Services
Incremental Medicalization of Health Care
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