Based on the author's 30+ years of studying and teaching about the U.S. health care system, Still Broken: Understanding the U.S. Health Care System provides clear and comprehensive tools to improve our declining health care system.
Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part One: Problems with the U.S. Health Care System; 1. The Promise and Disappointment of U.S. Medical Care; 2. How Much We Spend; 3. What We Get for What We Spend; 4. Trouble in the Delivery Subsystem; Part Two: Solutions; 5. Why the Problems Need to Be Solved and the Goals of Reform; 6. What Caused These Problems, and How Can We Attack Them?; 7. Competition and the Market or the Public Sector?; 8. Elements of a Solution for Increasing Access to Health Care, Improving Quality of Care, and Containing Health Care Expenditures Part Three: Politics!9. A Short History of Health Care Reform Efforts; 10. The Politics of Reform: Elements of a Strategy to Break the Logjam; 11. Strategy and Compromise; Notes; Index
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