Your Doctor Is Not in

Your Doctor Is Not in

Healthy Skepticism About National Health Care

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
Rejecting liberal approaches to the problem of healthcare reform, a physician argues that the root causes of accelerating healthcare costs are too much government involvement in medicine, too much regulation, and too much insurance. 15,000 first printing.

Book News
Presents a physician's perspective of America's current medical system and recent attempts to reform it. Orient (Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons) reviews the pros and cons of the Canadian, British and German health-care systems and analyzes the emerging managed health-care plans. She believes such plans accelerate the rise in medical costs, and advocates free-market reform strategies and a decrease in government regulation. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
This book is certain to add fresh energy to the debate over the quality and availability of medical care in America. Jane M. Orient, M.D., rejects the liberal approaches to the problem - as implemented in England, Canada, Germany, and in American "managed care" systems - and proposes a free market-based national medical policy. From her perspective, there is already too much government involvement in medicine, too much regulation, and too much insurance - which is actually prepayment in disguise. These are the root causes of the accelerating rise in fees and costs, the neglect of patients, and stagnation in the science of medicine itself.
Dr. Orient's solutions are bold, thoughtful, and based on her extensive experience as a practicing internist, teacher, and executive. She says we must return power to its rightful holder, the patients; create true (not "managed") competition; and restore the primacy of the physician-patient relationship.

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c1994
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780517590119
Characteristics: xii, 276 p. ; 24 cm


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