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Author Goodman, John C.

Title Priceless : curing the healthcare crisis / John C. Goodman
Published Oakland, Calif. : Independent Institute, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 384 pages) : illustrations
Series Independent studies in political economy
Independent studies in political economy.
Contents pt. 1. Why we are trapped -- pt. 2. The consequences of being trapped -- pt. 3. Letting people out of the trap -- pt. 4. Letting government out of the trap
Summary "In the groundbreaking book Priceless, renowned healthcare economist John Goodman reveals how patients, healthcare providers, employers, and employees are all trapped in a dysfunctional, bureaucratic, healthcare system fraught with perverse incentives that raise costs, reduce quality, and make care less accessible. Unless changed, these incentives will only worsen the problems in the coming months and years. He demonstrates how market forces have been driven out from the American healthcare system, making it nearly impossible to solve problems as effectively or efficiently as in virtually every other type of consumer marketplace. Goodman cuts through the politics to think 'outside the box' and propose dozens of bold and crucial innovations that, if adopted, would enable caregivers, entrepreneurs, and patients to use their knowledge and creativity to create access to low-cost, high-quality healthcare"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Health care reform -- United States.
Medical care -- United States.
Medical care, Cost of -- United States.
Medical policy -- United States.
Health Care Costs.
Health Policy -- economics.
Insurance, Health -- economics.
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012008379
ISBN 1306013534 (ebk)
1598130846 (electronic bk.)
1598130862 (electronic bk.)
9781306013536 (ebk)
9781598130843 (electronic bk.)
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