PDF At the Front Lines of Medicine How the Health Care System Alienates Doctors and Mistreats Patientsand What We Can Do About It ä Howard Waitzkin


Age A 31 year OLD DIABETIC MAN DIED WHEN diabetic man who died when Medicaid co ayment spiraled out of reach; a 48 old woman whose breast cancer metastasized as she waited funding for an outpatient biopsy; a 63 year old man struggling to control high blood ressure after a layoff left #him without affordable coverage The United States today is the only economically developed county in which than a #without affordable coverage The United States today is the only economically developed county in which than a of the opulation is uninsured or under insured This new book explains why just as it offers strategies to improve medical encounters and the health care system as a whole Changes in Medical care have affected the decision making of doctors as well as communication between atients and doctors Dr Waitzkin describes these important changes in the medical ractice He. ,


For three decades Dr Howard Waitzkin has worked the front line of medicine' As a ractitioner of internal medicine and rimary of medicine' As a of internal medicine and rimary and as a sociologist he has devoted much of his career to improving health services especially for oor and underserved atientsmigrant workers in California immigrants living in Southwestern communities and atients in developing countries of Latin America In his latest book Dr Waitzkin offers a comprehensive analysis of the current roblems of costs coverage and access to medical care in the United States He takes the reader into the examination room with vivid atient doctor encounters #that Love is Murder portray dilemmasatients freuently face Many stories are too familiar in this # portray dilemmas atients freuently face Many stories are too familiar in this of rising costs and declining health cover. ,
Offers an analysis of how spiraling costs managed care organizations declining 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 Waitzkin describes the bold action needed if the United States is to improve the health What's Your Body Telling You?: Listening to Your Body's Signals to Stop Anxiety, Erase Self-Doubt and Achieve True Wellness prospects of itseople Howard lives in a rural area east of Albuuerue where he is rofessor 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 England Journal of Medicine and in national and international wire service. At the Front Lines of Medicine How the Health Care System Alienates Doctors and Mistreats Patientsand What We Can Do About It

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