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Flatlined
Guy L. Clifton

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Flatlined
resuscitating American medicine
Guy L. Clifton.

Published 2009 by Rutgers University Press in New Brunswick, N.J .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Not business as usual
Unreliable emergency services
An eroding infrastructure
Fifteen years lost
Handed health care's leftovers
Where we are headed
Thirty percent waste-or fifty?
Poor quality primary care
Dangerous hospitals
Violation of dignity: the end of life
Unnecessary surgery
Perverse payment incentives
Three pathways to hospital profitability
Pharmaceuticals: remarkable innovation, shameless puffery
Private health insurance: no added value
The end of the employer-based tax subsidy
No coverage expansion without cost control
A workable plan for reform
Establishing standards
Prioritizing primary care
Reducing spending on hospitals and specialists
Positioning of a national medical quality system.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
362.10973
Library of Congress
RA395.A3 C618 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. ;

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL16699278M
Internet Archive
flatlinedresusci00clif
ISBN 13
9780813544281
LC Control Number
2008011239
Library Thing
7758907
Goodreads
4713465

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