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Breaking Point: How the Primary Care Crisis Endangers the Lives of Americans

Geyman, MD, John

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ISBN 10: 0983773408 / ISBN 13: 9780983773405
Editorial: Copernicus Healthcare, Friday Harbor, Washington, 2011
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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"Our market-based, profit-driven health care system in the United States has put nesessary care increasingly beyond the reach of ordinary Americans. Primary health caere, the fundamental foundation of all high-performing health care systems in the world, is critical but ignored casualty of the current system. Unfortunately, primary care is often poorly understood, even within the health professions. This book describes what has become a crisis in primary care, defines its central role, analyzes the reasons for its decline, and assesses its impacts on patients and families. A constructive approach is presented to rebuild and transform U.S. primary care with the urgent goal to address the nation's problems of access, cost, quality and equity of health care for all Americans." This book has 231 pages and is illustrated. The text contains NO internal marks whatsoever. N° de ref. de la librería 062414

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Título: Breaking Point: How the Primary Care Crisis ...

Editorial: Copernicus Healthcare, Friday Harbor, Washington

Año de publicación: 2011

Encuadernación: Trade Paperback

Condición del libro: Fine

Edición: First Printing

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Our market-based, profit-driven health care system in the United States has put necessary care increasingly beyond the reach of ordinary Americans. Primary health care, the fundamental foundation of all high-performing health care systems in the world, is a critical but ignored casualty of the current system. Unfortunately, primary care is often poorly understood, even within the health professions. This book describes what has become a crisis in primary care, defines its central role, analyzes the reasons for its decline, and assesses its impacts on patients and families. A constructive approach is presented to rebuild and transform U.S. primary care with the urgent goal to address the nation's problems of access, cost, quality and equity of health care for all Americans.

About the Author:

John Geyman, M.D. is professor emeritus of family medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, where he served as Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine from 1976 to 1990. As a family physician with over 25 years in academic medicine, he also practiced in rural communities for 13 years. He was the founding editor of The Journal of Family Practice (1973 to 1990) and the editor of The American Journal of Family Medicine from 1990 to 2003. Since 1990 he has been involved with research and writing on health policy and health care reform. His most recent book How Obamacare Is Unsustainable: Why We Need a Single-Payer Solution For All Americans (2015). Earlier books include Health Care Wars: How Market Ideology and Corporate Power Are Killing Americans (2012), Souls On a Walk: An Enduring Love Story Unbroken by Alzheimer's (2012), Breaking Point: How the Primary Care Crisis Threatens the Lives of Americans (2011), Hijacked: The Road to Single Payer in the Aftermath of Stolen Health Care Reform (2010), The Cancer Generation: Baby Boomers Facing a Perfect Storm (2009), Do Not Resuscitate: Why the Health Insurance Industry Is Dying (2008), The Corrosion of Medicine: Can the Profession Reclaim Its Moral Legacy (2008), and Shredding the Social Contract: The Privatization of Medicare (2006), and Health Care in America: Can Our Ailing System Be Healed? (2002). Flying is John's avocation, having been a pilot for 56 years. Now, as an active member of the United Flying Octogenarians, he flies patients from San Juan Island to and from the mainland for chemotherapy and radiation therapy. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, and served as the president of Physicians for a National Health Program from 2005 to 2007, and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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