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Out of Practice Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

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ISBN-10: 0801449766

ISBN-13: 9780801449765

Edition: 2011

Authors: Frederick M. Barken

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Primary care medicine, as we know and remember it, is in crisis. While policymakers, government administrators, and the health insurance industry pay lip service to the personal relationship between physician and patient, dissatisfaction and disaffection run rampant among primary care doctors, and medical students steer clear in order to pursue more lucrative specialties. Patients feel helpless, well aware that they are losing a valued close connection as health care steadily becomes more transactional than relational. The thin-margin efficiency, rapid pace, and high volume demanded by the new health care economics do not work for primary care, an inherently slower, more personal, and…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 4/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Introduction: The Doctor Is Out
A First Visit with the Doctor
�Tell Him Not to Drive�
Polypharmacy: The Problem with Pills
Poly-Doctoring: A Doctor for Every Disease
A Bubble Off
On the Road Again
The Supply Side
All in the Family
You Get What You Pay For