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The Resource More than medicine : the broken promise of American health, Robert M. Kaplan

More than medicine : the broken promise of American health, Robert M. Kaplan

Label
More than medicine : the broken promise of American health
Title
More than medicine
Title remainder
the broken promise of American health
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Kaplan
Title variation
Broken promise of American health
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
American science produces the best--and most expensive--medical treatments in the world. Yet U.S. citizens lag behind their global peers in life expectancy and quality of life. Robert Kaplan brings together extensive data to make the case that health care priorities in the United States are sorely misplaced. America's medical system is invested in attacking disease, but not in addressing the social, behavioral, and environmental problems that engender disease in the first place. Medicine is important, but many Americans act as though it were all important. The U.S. stakes much of its health funding on the promise of high-tech diagnostics and miracle treatments, while ignoring strong evidence that many of the most significant pathways to health are nonmedical. Americans spend millions on drugs to treat high cholesterol, for example, which increase life expectancy by six to eight months on average. But they underfund education, which might extend life expectancy by as much as twelve years. Wars on infectious disease have paid off, but clinical trials for chronic conditions--costing billions--rarely confirm that new treatments extend life. By comparison, the National Institutes of Health spends just 3 percent of its budget on research in social and behavioral determinants of health, even though these factors account for 50 percent of premature deaths. America's failure to take prevention seriously costs lives. More than Medicine argues that we need a shake-up in how we invest resources, and it offers a bold new vision for longer, healthier living.--
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1947-
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Kaplan, Robert M.
Dewey number
362.10973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA395.A3
LC item number
K353 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical policy
  • Preventive health services
  • Medicine, Preventive
  • Public health
Label
More than medicine : the broken promise of American health, Robert M. Kaplan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Let's be average -- Research promise and practice -- Mistaking the meaning of health -- Making health care safe and effective -- Social determinants of health -- The act of well-being -- A way forward
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9780674975903
Lccn
2018024768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1043052340
  • (OCoLC)1043052340
  • 2521381
Label
More than medicine : the broken promise of American health, Robert M. Kaplan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Let's be average -- Research promise and practice -- Mistaking the meaning of health -- Making health care safe and effective -- Social determinants of health -- The act of well-being -- A way forward
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9780674975903
Lccn
2018024768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1043052340
  • (OCoLC)1043052340
  • 2521381

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