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Author Cutler, David M.

Title Your money or your life : strong medicine for America's health care system / David M. Cutler
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 158 pages)
Contents Introduction : crisis by design -- 1. The health of the nation : a history -- 2. Pricing the priceless -- 3. Success and failure at the beginning of life -- 4. The power of the pill : Prozac and the revolution in mental health care -- 5. The heart of the matter -- 6. Medical care : of what value? -- 7. You get what you pay for -- 8. The managed care debacle -- 9. Paying for health -- 10. Universal benefits -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Summary Offers an economic approach to reforming healthcare. This book argues that the successes of the system suggest ways in which we might improve care, make the system easier to deal with, and extend coverage to all Americans. It applies an economic analysis to show that our spending on medicine is well worth it
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Health behavior -- United States.
Health planning -- United States.
Medical care -- United States.
Social medicine -- United States.
Health Care Reform -- economics.
Health Planning -- economics.
Social Medicine.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195160428 (acid-free paper)
019803640X (electronic bk.)
9780195160420 (acid-free paper)
9780198036401 (electronic bk.)