The Resource Catastrophic care : how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it, David Goldhill., (electronic resource)

Catastrophic care : how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it, David Goldhill., (electronic resource)

Label
Catastrophic care : how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it
Title
Catastrophic care
Title remainder
how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it
Statement of responsibility
David Goldhill.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A visionary and completely original investigation that will change the way we think about health care: how and why it is failing, why expanding insurance coverage will only make things worse, and how it can be transformed into a transparent, affordable, successful system. In 2007, David Goldhill's father died from a series of infections acquired in a well-regarded New York hospital. The bill was for several hundred thousand dollars--and Medicare paid it. These circumstances left Goldhill angry and determined to understand how it was possible that world-class technology and well-trained personnel could result in such simple, inexcusable carelessness--and how a business that failed so miserably could be rewarded with full payment. Catastrophic Care is the eye-opening result. Goldhill explicates a health-care system that now costs nearly $2.5 trillion annually, bars many from treatment, provides inconsistent quality of care, offers negligible customer service, and in which an estimated 200,000 Americans die each year from errors. Above all, he exposes the fundamental fallacy of our entire system--that Medicare and insurance coverage make care cheaper and improve our health--and suggests a comprehensive new approach that could produce better results at more acceptable costs immediately by giving us, the patients, a real role in the process. "--
  • "A visionary and completely original investigation that will change the way we think about health care: how and why it is failing, why expanding insurance coverage will only make things worse, and how it can be transformed into a transparent, affordable, successful system"--
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldhill, David
Dewey number
362.1/042580681
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA410.53
LC item number
.G655 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical care, Cost of
  • Health insurance
  • Health services accessibility
  • Medical errors
  • MEDICAL / Health Policy
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Insurance / Health
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
  • Health insurance
  • Health services accessibility
  • Medical care, Cost of
  • Medical errors
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
  • United States
Label
Catastrophic care : how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it, David Goldhill., (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=08FAA4A8-CA4F-4073-B839-53969EA0B5C0
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Contents
How American health care killed my father -- Island-speak. Eleven strange things we all believe about health care -- The hidden beast. The myth of affordable care -- The disconnect. The absence of consumers in health care -- The fallacy. Why we always think we need more health care -- The seduction. Forty-five years of Medicare -- The mirage of efficiency. Why the cost curve won't bend -- The tyranny of rules. Why everything is so complicated -- Last gasp. The ACA and the insurance fixation -- In search of balance. How should we pay for health care? -- Green shoots. Foundations of a better system -- Transition. Can we get there from here? -- Mae West didn't know health care -- Appendix 1. Unintended consequences -- Appendix 2. Déjà vu -- Appendix 3. Shifting the government's focus to better health
Control code
o824700513
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307961556
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o824700513
  • (OCoLC)824700513
Label
Catastrophic care : how American health care killed my father--and how we can fix it, David Goldhill., (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=08FAA4A8-CA4F-4073-B839-53969EA0B5C0
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Contents
How American health care killed my father -- Island-speak. Eleven strange things we all believe about health care -- The hidden beast. The myth of affordable care -- The disconnect. The absence of consumers in health care -- The fallacy. Why we always think we need more health care -- The seduction. Forty-five years of Medicare -- The mirage of efficiency. Why the cost curve won't bend -- The tyranny of rules. Why everything is so complicated -- Last gasp. The ACA and the insurance fixation -- In search of balance. How should we pay for health care? -- Green shoots. Foundations of a better system -- Transition. Can we get there from here? -- Mae West didn't know health care -- Appendix 1. Unintended consequences -- Appendix 2. Déjà vu -- Appendix 3. Shifting the government's focus to better health
Control code
o824700513
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307961556
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o824700513
  • (OCoLC)824700513

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