The Resource Old and sick in America : the journey through the health care system, Muriel R. Gillick, M.D, (ebook)

Old and sick in America : the journey through the health care system, Muriel R. Gillick, M.D, (ebook)

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Old and sick in America : the journey through the health care system
Title
Old and sick in America
Title remainder
the journey through the health care system
Statement of responsibility
Muriel R. Gillick, M.D
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Language
eng
Summary
Since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, the American health care system has steadily grown in size and complexity. Muriel R. Gillick takes readers on a narrative tour of American health care, incorporating the stories of older patients as they travel from the doctor's office to the hospital to the skilled nursing facility, and examining the influence of forces as diverse as pharmaceutical corporations, device manufacturers, and health insurance companies on their experience. A scholar who has practiced medicine for over thirty years, Gillick offers readers an informed and straightforward view of health care from the ground up, revealing that many crucial medical decisions are based not on what is best for the patient but rather on outside forces, sometimes to the detriment of patient health and quality of life. Gillick suggests a broadly imagined patient-centered reform of the health care system with Medicare as the engine of change, a transformation that would be mediated through accountability, cost-effectiveness, and culture change
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1951-
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Gillick, Muriel R.
Dewey number
362.1084/6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Studies in social medicine
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  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Medicare
  • Older people
  • Medical care, Cost of
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Old and sick in America : the journey through the health care system, Muriel R. Gillick, M.D, (ebook)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469635255
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12049202
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remote
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12049202
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MWT12049202
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Old and sick in America : the journey through the health care system, Muriel R. Gillick, M.D, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469635255
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12049202
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12049202
System control number
MWT12049202
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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