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Disease, Diagnoses, and Dollars: Facing the Ever-Expanding Market for Medical Care
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Disease, Diagnoses, and Dollars: Facing the Ever-Expanding Market for Medical Care (Hardback)

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Here's a conundrum: the U.S. health care system is the largest sector in the biggest economy in the world, and the US spends significantly more per capita on health care than any other country. Yet it ranks last among comparison nations on the major health indicators. Robert Kaplan attempts to tackle these anomalies head-on by taking the controversial position that mass markets have been created for services that may offer little or no benefit to patients. Kaplan forcefully argues that the overuse of medications and tests runs up the costs of health care, and offers potential solutions for policy makers and for patients.

BusinessEconomicsHealth economicsMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHealth systems & services Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. Publication Date: 19/12/2008 ISBN-13: 9780387740447  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Robert M. Kaplan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Services at the UCLA School of Public Health. He is also a Professor of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He has been elected president of four different academic societies and has served as editor-in-chief for two major journals. Kaplan is the author or editor of 16 books and more than 400 articles or chapters. In 2005, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science.

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