[E–pub/Pdf] At the Front Lines of Medicine How the Health Care System Alienates Doctors and Mistreats Patientsand What We Can Do About It BY Howard Waitzkin

Offers an analysis of how

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costs managed care organizations coverage and new technologies have changed the decisions and the course of care chosen Most strikingly he explains why a community's social and economic conditions have even impact on health outcomes than the type or uality of available health services Dr Waitzkin describes the bold action needed if the United States is to improve the health prospects of its people Howard Waitzkin lives in a rural area east of Albuuerue where he is professor of community medicine internal medicine and sociology at the University of New Mexico His award winning research has been FEATURED INTHE NEW YORK TIMES THE NEW JOURNAL inThe New York Times The New England Journal Medicine in national and international wire service. For three decades Dr Howard Waitzkin has worked 'at the front line of "medicine' As a practitioner of internal medicine and primary care and as a "As a practitioner of internal medicine and primary care and as a he has devoted much of his career to improving health services especially for poor and underserved patientsmigrant workers in California immigrants living in Southwestern communities and patients in developing countries of Latin America In his latest book Dr Waitzkin offers a comprehensive analysis of the current problems of costs coverage and access to medical care in the United States He takes the reader into the examination room with vivid patient doctor encounters that portray dilemmas in the United States He takes the reader into the examination room with vivid patient doctor encounters that portray dilemmas freuently face Many stories are too familiar in this era of rising costs and declining health cover. Age A 31 year old diabetic man who died when his co payment spiraled out of reach; a 48 year old whose breast cancer metastasized as she waited funding for an outpatient biopsy; a 63 year old man struggling to control high blood pressure after a layoff left him without affordable coverage The United States today is the only economically developed county in which than a third of the population is uninsured or under insured This new book explains why just as it offers strategies to improve medical encounters and the health care system insured This new book explains why just as it offers strategies to improve medical encounters and the health care system a whole Changes in Medical care have affected the decision making of doctors as well as communication between
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At the Front Lines of Medicine How the Health Care System Alienates Doctors and Mistreats Patientsand What We Can Do About It