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The Citizen Patient

Reforming Health Care For The Sake Of The Patient, Not The System

By Nortin M. Hadler

Conflicts of interest, misrepresentation of clinical trials, hospital price fixing, and massive expenditures for procedures of dubious efficacy--these and other critical flaws leave little doubt that the current U.S. health-care system is in need of an overhaul. In this essential guide, preeminent physician Nortin Hadler urges American health-care consumers to take time to understand the existing system and to visualize what the outcome of successful reform might look like. Central to this vision is a shared understanding of the primacy of the relationship between doctor and patient. Hadler shows us that a new approach is necessary if we hope to improve the health of the populace. Rational health care, he argues, is far less expensive than the irrationality of the status quo.
Taking a critical view of how medical treatment, health-care finance, and attitudes about health, medicine, and disease play out in broad social and political settings, Hadler applies his wealth of experience and insight to these pressing issues, answering important questions for citizen patients and policy makers alike.

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Format: Book
Author: Hadler, Nortin M.
Summary: "Conflicts of interest, misrepresentation of clinical trials, hospital price fixing, and massive expenditures for procedures of dubious efficacy--these and other critical flaws leave little doubt that the current U.S. health-care system is in need of an overhaul. In this essential guide, preeminent physician Nortin Hadler urges American health-care consumers to take time to understand the existing system and to visualize what the outcome of successful reform might look like. Central to this vision is a shared understanding of the primacy of the relationship between doctor and patient. Hadler shows us that a new approach is necessary if we hope to improve the health of the populace. Rational health care, he argues, is far less expensive than the irrationality of the status quo.Taking a critical view of how medical treatment, health-care finance, and attitudes about health, medicine, and disease play out in broad social and political settings, Hadler applies his wealth of experience and insight to these pressing issues, answering important questions for citizen patients and policy makers alike"--Provided by publisher.
Title: The citizen patient : reforming health care for the sake of the patient, not the system / Nortin M. Hadler.
Publisher Date: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2013.
Subject: Medical care -- United States Health care reform -- United States Patient participation -- United States. Physician and patient -- United States
Isbn: 1469607042 9781469607047
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Format: Book
Author: Hadler, Nortin M.
Summary: "Conflicts of interest, misrepresentation of clinical trials, hospital price fixing, and massive expenditures for procedures of dubious efficacy--these and other critical flaws leave little doubt that the current U.S. health-care system is in need of an overhaul. In this essential guide, preeminent physician Nortin Hadler urges American health-care consumers to take time to understand the existing system and to visualize what the outcome of successful reform might look like. Central to this vision is a shared understanding of the primacy of the relationship between doctor and patient. Hadler shows us that a new approach is necessary if we hope to improve the health of the populace. Rational health care, he argues, is far less expensive than the irrationality of the status quo.Taking a critical view of how medical treatment, health-care finance, and attitudes about health, medicine, and disease play out in broad social and political settings, Hadler applies his wealth of experience and insight to these pressing issues, answering important questions for citizen patients and policy makers alike"--Provided by publisher.
Title: The citizen patient : reforming health care for the sake of the patient, not the system / Nortin M. Hadler.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2013.
Description: xi, 245 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Medical care -- United States
Subjects: Health care reform -- United States
Subjects: Patient participation -- United States.
Subjects: Physician and patient -- United States
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2012041236
ISBN: 1469607042
ISBN: 9781469607047
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Call Number: 362.10973 Had