Strong Medicine: Whats Wrong with Americas Health Care System and How We Can Fix It George Halvorson

ISBN: 9780609000434

Published: October 26th 1993

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Strong Medicine: Whats Wrong with Americas Health Care System and How We Can Fix It  by  George Halvorson

Strong Medicine: Whats Wrong with Americas Health Care System and How We Can Fix It by George Halvorson
October 26th 1993 | hardback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: 9780609000434 | 4.76 Mb

Americans spend $900 billion a year on health care. Thats more than enough dollars to ensure high-quality care for every citizen. Why arent we getting it? And what can we do about it?In this plainspoken book, George Halvorson cuts to the heart ofMoreAmericans spend $900 billion a year on health care. Thats more than enough dollars to ensure high-quality care for every citizen. Why arent we getting it?

And what can we do about it?In this plainspoken book, George Halvorson cuts to the heart of our health systems failure: the incentives we offer doctors, hospitals, and insurers.We pay for procedures, not outcomes- we reward providers for what they do -- whether it is effective or not -- instead of for improving patient health.The result is the most wasteful, complex, redundant health care system in the world, where as much as 25 percent of all procedures performed are unnecessary.George Halvorson argues convincingly that if we want to change our system we dont need more government regulation, greater expenditure, or health care rationing.

Instead, we need the right incentives. If we reward quality and efficiency, the health care system in this country will turn itself around to provide them.George Halvorson has spent twenty-five years on the front lines of health care. He has been president of an insurance company and a senior officer at Blue Cross & Blue Shield. Today, he manages one of the countrys largest and most successful managed care organizations.This lively, readable book combines the truths and eye-opening examples he has gathered on the job with the best research and thinking on health care today. It offers proposals for reform that are readily achievable and that will ensure better-quality.

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