Medicare And The American Health Care System

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Health In The Americas And The Pan American Health Organization

Author: Pan American Health Organization
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Medicare Prospective Payment And The American Health Care System

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Handbook Of Asian American Health

Author: Grace J. Yoo
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461422272
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Asian Americans encounter a range of health issues often unknown to the American public, policy makers, researchers and even clinicians. National research often combines Asian Americans into a single category, not taking into account the differences and complexity among Asian ethnic subgroups. The definition of Asian American derives from the U.S. Census Bureau’s definition of Asian, which includes peoples from all the vast territories of the Far East, Southeast Asia and the South Asian Subcontinent. While Census classifications determine demographic measurements that affect equal opportunity programs, the broad rubric “Asian-American” can never describe accurately the more than 50 distinct Asian American subgroups, who together comprise multifaceted diversity across cultural ethnicities, socio-economic status, languages, religions and generations. This volume rectifies that situation by exploring the unique needs and health concerns of particular subgroups within the Asian American community. It consolidates a wide range of knowledge on various health issues impacting Asian Americans while also providing a discussion into the cultural, social, and structural forces impacting morbidity, mortality and quality of life. The volume is designed to advance the understanding of Asian American health by explaining key challenges and identifying emerging trends faced in specific ethnic groups and diseases/illnesses, innovative community-based interventions and the future needed areas of research.

American Health

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An American Health Dilemma Race Medicine And Health Care In The United States 1900 2000

Author: W. Michael Byrd
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415927376
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Explores the state of health care in relation to African Americans from the early days of the U.S. to the present, covering topics such as the insurance industry, social and economic factors, eugenics, and medical experiments.

Bulletin Of The Pan American Health Organization

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American Medical Journal

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Solving The American Health Care Crisis

Author: Umang Malhotra
Editor: iUniverse Inc.
ISBN: 1440180199
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Surprisingly, America ranks 54 worldwide in access to health care. Solving the American Health Care Crisis lays open the issues, challenges Americans to think for themselves, and reveals how learning from other countries can help to create, truly, the best health care system in the world. In the span of his career as an international businessman and entrepreneur, Umang Malhotra has voyaged through nearly eighty countries and he shares his vast knowledge of health care in other nations. In a commonsense book aimed at the public and policymakers alike, he provides a fresh, unbiased view of the flaws inherent in the American health care system while examining how other affluent nations manage to provide quality universal health care coverage for half the cost per person. After the death of his best friend, who did not have American health insurance when he fell ill while visiting the United States, Malhotra wondered why the richest country in the world treats health care as a privilege, rather than as a basic right, unlike other industrialized nations. He reveals how other countries approach health care while examining the critical economic, social, and political issues that America must resolve, in the belief that we can only make progress when the average person understands, fully, the real issues behind the crisis. The book presents compelling solutions for an affordable, high quality, and accessible, universal system while answering key questions and asking some very pointed ones in return. The reader is left well armed to think the issue through.

An American Health Dilemma

Author: W. Michael Byrd
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136600302
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

American Health Quackery

Author: James Harvey Young
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400862914
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James Harvey Young, the foremost expert on the history of medical frauds, finds quackery in the 1990s to be more extensive and insidious than in earlier and allegedly more naive eras. The modern quack isn't an outrageous-looking hawker of magic remedies operating from the back of a carnival wagon, but he knows how to use antiregulatory sentiment and ingenious promotional approaches to succeed in a "trade" that is both bizarre and deceitful. In The Toadstool Millionaires and The Medical Messiahs, Young traced the history of health quackery in America from its colonial roots to the late 1960s. This collection of essays discusses more recent health scams and reconsiders earlier ones. Liberally illustrated with examples of advertising for patent medicines and other "alternative therapies," the book links evolving quackery to changing currents in the scientific, cultural, and governmental environment. Young describes varieties of quackery, like frauds related to the teeth, nostrums aimed at children, and cure-all gadgets with such names as Electreat Mechanical Heart. The case of Laetrile illustrates how an alleged vitamin for controlling cancer could be ballyhooed and lobbied into a national mania, half the states passing laws giving the cyanide-containing drug some special status. And AIDS is the most recent example of an illness that, tragically, has panicked some of its victims and members of the general public into putting their hopes in fake cures and preventives. Young discusses the complex question of vulnerability--why people fall victim to health fraud--and considers the difficulties confronting governmental regulators. From the late 1960s to the early 1990s, the annual quackery toll has escalated from two billion to over twenty-five billion dollars. Young helps us discover why. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Beginnings Count

Author: David J. Rothman
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195111184
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In the wake of the recent unsuccessful drive for health care reform, many people have been asking themselves what brought about the failure of this as well as past attempts to make health care accessible to all Americans. The author of this original exploration of U.S. health policy supplies an answer that is bound to raise some eyebrows. After a careful analysis of the history and issues of health care, David Rothman concludes that it is the average employed, insured "middle class"--the vaguely defined majority of American citizens--who deny health care to the poor. The author advances his argument through the examination of two distinctive characteristics of American health care and the intricate links between them: the ubiquitous presence of technology in medicine, and the fact that the U.S. lacks a national health insurance program. Technology bears the heaviest responsibility for the costliness of American medicine. Rothman traces the histories of the "iron lung" and kidney dialysis machines in order to provide vivid evidence for his claim that the American middle class is fascinated by technology and is willing to pay the price to see the most recent advances in physics, biology, and biomedical engineering incorporated immediately in medical care. On the other hand, the lack of a universal health insurance program in the U.S. is rooted in the fact that, starting in the 1930s, government health policy has been a reflection of the needs and concerns of the middle class. Playing up to middle class sensibilities, the American presidents, Senate and Congress based their policy upon the private rather than the public sector, whenever possible. They encouraged the purchase of insurance based on the laws of the marketplace, not provided by the government. Private health insurance and high-tech medicine came with a hefty price, with the end result that about 40 million Americans could not afford medical care and were left to fend for themselves. The author investigates the moral values underpinning these decisions, and goes to the bottom of the problem of why the United States remain the only developed country which continually proves unable to provide adequate health care to all its citizens.

The Great American Health Hoax

Author: Raymond Francis
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0757318509
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Described as "one of the few scientists who has achieved a breakthrough understanding of health and disease," Raymond Francis draws deeply from his years of personal experience and professional training. A chemist and a graduate of MIT, Raymond exposes the truth about why the conventional approaches to health and disease aren't working. In The Health Hoax, Francis blends wisdom from his previous books with new information and research, then he pulls out all the stops and creates a simple roadmap to health so that you can get well, stay well and never be sick again. Francis believes that, through education, we can put an end to the epidemic of chronic disease while providing a solution to the biggest social and economic problem of this century—the costs of global aging. In The Health Hoax, Francis exposes the truth about how to stay healthy and introduces us to a way of life that can become a "highway to health", while he quite effectively demonstrates that we really don't have to be sick. Then, he reminds us that not only is there absolutely no fun in being sick, but we are going broke trying to pay the cost. Francis realizes that the only solution for individuals and society as a whole is to maintain health. But health is a solution that we must choose, and once we make that choice, we must learn how to achieve it. Fortunately, learning how to be healthy has never been easier—The Health Hoax makes it simple. Because the human organism is a magnificent self-regulating, self-repairing system, it is capable of being completely functional and in excellent health for well over 100 years of vital, productive life. We are the sum of everything that goes into our system – it is our job to support it. When we make the choice to properly care for ourselves, our bodies will reward us with the gift of good health and long life. All we need is a tool to help us master the elements of health that are the most important. This book is that tool. It will empower you to choose health and never be sick again!

The American Health Care Paradox

Author: Elizabeth H. Bradley
Editor: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610392108
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Foreword by Harvey V. Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine For decades, experts have puzzled over why the US spends more on health care but suffers poorer outcomes than other industrialized nations. Now Elizabeth H. Bradley and Lauren A. Taylor marshal extensive research, including a comparative study of health care data from thirty countries, and get to the root of this paradox: We've left out of our tally the most impactful expenditures countries make to improve the health of their populations-investments in social services. In The American Health Care Paradox, Bradley and Taylor illuminate how narrow definitions of "health care," archaic divisions in the distribution of health and social services, and our allergy to government programs combine to create needless suffering in individual lives, even as health care spending continues to soar. They show us how and why the US health care "system" developed as it did; examine the constraints on, and possibilities for, reform; and profile inspiring new initiatives from around the world. Offering a unique and clarifying perspective on the problems the Affordable Care Act won't solve, this book also points a new way forward.

The Cure

Author: David Gratzer
Editor: Encounter Books
ISBN: 159403219X
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Examining the ways in which government regulation has exacerbated problems within the health-care industry, a call for reform places an emphasis on patient choice that will promote innovation and enable people to assume charge of their health care.

The Law Of American Health Care

Author: Nicole Huberfeld
Editor: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454881127
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The Law of American Health Car is a casebook for the new generation of health lawyers. It is a student-friendly casebook emphasizing lightly edited by carefully selected primary source excerpts, plain-language expository text, as well as focused questions for comprehension and problems for application of the concepts taught. The authors have eliminated the traditional, copious case notes following the primary sources in exchange for longer excerpts and clearer explanations. In order to create a streamlined casebook, the authors have chosen topics selectively, drawing guidance from American Health Lawyers Association curriculum recommendations, and engaged the topics in depth so students emerge with an understanding of the most important features of American health care law, prepared to practice.

Medical Anthropology And African American Health

Author: Eric J. Bailey
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897895927
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Highlights the approach of medical anthropology to contemporary African American health care issues and demonstrates the importance of cultural relativism for those working in health care intervention among the different and diverse segments of the African American population.

Racism Health And Post Industrialism

Author: Clovis E. Semmes
Editor: Greenwood
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A comprehensive and multidisciplinary analysis of how inequality affects the health of African Americans.

The American Health Series Health Progress

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Shock Therapy For The American Health Care System

Author: Robert Levine
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313380686
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Shock Therapy For the American Health Care System describes the problems of the health care system and offers a program of comprehensive reform that is more far-reaching than anything currently being proposed. * Provides bibliographies for each of the nine chapters * Six tables and graphs provide an easy way to understand essential data