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1st Edition

Why the United States Does Not Have a National Health Program

ISBN 9780895031051
Published June 15, 1992 by Routledge
252 Pages

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Book Description

This book shows how the insurance industry and the medical industrial complex are the major influences in the health policy of the United States. They, and not the people, are those who determine the policies of the U.S. government. The volume shows how the United States could indeed provide comprehensive and universal health benefits coverage to the majority of the U.S. population at lower costs than the current health care nonsystem.

Table of Contents

Preface Victor W. Sidel

Introduction J. Warren Salmon

PART 1: Background and Current Issues
The "Corporatization" of U.S. Hospitals: What Can We Learn from the Nineteenth Century Industrial Experience? William D. White

Walk-In Chains: The Proprietarization of Ambulatory Care Howard S. Berliner and Robb K. Burlage

The Profitization of Health Promotion Nancy Milio

The Corporate Compromise: A Marxist View of Health Maintenance Organizations and Prospective Payment David U. Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler

PART 2: Implications for the Medical Profession
Reflections on Modern Doctoring John D. Stoeckle

The Futures of Physicians: Agency and Autonomy Reconsidered J. Warren Salmon, William D. White and Joe Feinglass

The Use of Medical Management Information Systems to Increase the Clinical Productivity of Physicians Joe Feinglass and J. Warren Salmon

The Changing Character of the Medical Profession: A Theoretical Overview Donald Light and Sol Levine

Professional Dominance or Proletarianization? Neither Vicente Navarro

The Changing Doctor-Patient Relationship and Performance Monitoring: An Agency Perspective William D. White, J. Warren Salmon and Joe Feinglass

Canadian Medicine: Dominance or Proletarianization? David Coburn

Epilogue Vicente Navarro



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