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The Resource Catastrophic care : how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it, David Goldhill

Catastrophic care : how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it, David Goldhill

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Catastrophic care : how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it
Title
Catastrophic care
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how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it
Statement of responsibility
David Goldhill
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A visionary and completely original investigation that will change the way we think about health care: how and why it is failing, why expanding insurance coverage will only make things worse, and how it can be transformed into a transparent, affordable, successful system. In 2007, David Goldhill's father died from a series of infections acquired in a well-regarded New York hospital. The bill was for several hundred thousand dollars--and Medicare paid it. These circumstances left Goldhill angry and determined to understand how it was possible that world-class technology and well-trained personnel could result in such simple, inexcusable carelessness--and how a business that failed so miserably could be rewarded with full payment. Catastrophic Care is the eye-opening result. Goldhill explicates a health-care system that now costs nearly $2.5 trillion annually, bars many from treatment, provides inconsistent quality of care, offers negligible customer service, and in which an estimated 200,000 Americans die each year from errors. Above all, he exposes the fundamental fallacy of our entire system--that Medicare and insurance coverage make care cheaper and improve our health--and suggests a comprehensive new approach that could produce better results at more acceptable costs immediately by giving us, the patients, a real role in the process. "--
  • "A visionary and completely original investigation that will change the way we think about health care: how and why it is failing, why expanding insurance coverage will only make things worse, and how it can be transformed into a transparent, affordable, successful system"--
Summary
An investigation into America's failing health-care industry shares the story of the author's tragic experience of losing his father to hospital-acquired infections, arguing against the expansion of insurance coverage while recommending a comprehensive, patient-empowering approach that renders health care transparent, affordable and effective
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10160793
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DLC
Dewey number
362.1/042580681
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA410.53
LC item number
.G655 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it
Label
Catastrophic care : how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it, David Goldhill
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5599555
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780307961549
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012028745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn793220616
  • (OCoLC)793220616
Label
Catastrophic care : how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it, David Goldhill
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5599555
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780307961549
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012028745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn793220616
  • (OCoLC)793220616

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