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    Nature of Health How America Lost, and Can Regain, a Basic Human Value

    ISBN-10: 184619315X
    ISBN-13: 9781846193156
    Author(s): Michael Fine, James W. Peters, Robert S. Lawrence
    Description: The Nature of Health presents a coherent, affordable and logical way to build a healthcare system.
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    Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 242
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.880
    Language: English

    The Nature of Health presents a coherent, affordable and logical way to build a healthcare system.

    Michael Fine, M.D. (www.michaelfinemd.com) is a family physician, a nationally known health policy expert, and the Managing Director of HealthAccessRI (www.healthaccessri), the first of its kind in the nation network of primary care practices that provide affordable primary care to people without employer provided health insurance, which is about to undertake a nationwide expansion. For the last ten years, Dr. Fine has been the top ranked family physician in Rhode Island Monthly's Best Doctors in RI series. Until December of 2008, when he stepped down to run HealthAccessRI, Dr. Fine was Physician-in-Chief of the Departments of Family and Community Medicine at Rhode Island and the Miriam Hospitals, founder and Physician Operating Officer of Hillside Avenue Family and Community Medicine ( the largest family practice in Rhode Island), and a George Soros/Medicine as a Professional Fellow 2000-2002. Dr Fine's 2007 book The Nature of Health (www.thenatureofhealthbook.com), co-authored with James Peters, is now in its third printing from Radcliffe Publishing (UK). Dr Fine was featured in g a PBS Special (Caring for Your Parents, March and April 2008) and played the part of a neurologist on Brotherhood. Dr. Fine was an invited guest at The White House in 1993, for the unveiling of the Clinton Health Care Reform proposal after having participated in its development; was on the National Health Policy Council for the Obama Campaign and Transition.

    Foreword
    Michael Fine's preface
    Jim Peters' preface
    About the authors
    Introduction
    What Health is Not
    Demented and Contracted
    The health we have
    The health we buy
    What we measure is not health
    Medications are not health
    Medicine is not health either
    Science is business, not health
    Hancock County
    What Went Wrong and Why
    The Happy Victim
    The human tsunami
    The reductive trap
    The trap is sprung
    How longevity kidnapped health
    Medical services and communities
    The zero-sum game
    Three People, Three Aortas
    What Health is
    A. Fib
    What Webster thinks
    Old villages, new lives
    Toward a social definition of health
    Health and community together
    Health and fairness
    Amish Boy
    What's Next?
    Who gets what?
    How should it look?
    How should we pay for it?
    Which doctors?
    References
    Bibliography

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