Who Killed Health Care?: America’s $2 Trillion Medical Problem – and the Consumer-Driven Cure

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Who Killed Health Care?: America’s $2 Trillion Medical Problem – and the Consumer-Driven Cure by Regina Herzlinger

Synopsis: In the battle for U.S. health care, patients and doctors are losing.

Who Killed Health Care? shows how to win the war.

One of the nation’s most respected health care analysts, Regina Herzlinger exposes the motives and methods of those who have crippled America’s health care system-figures in the insurance, hospital, employment, governmental, and academic sectors. She proves how our current system, which is organized around payers and providers rather than the needs of its users, is dangerously eroding patient welfare and is pushing costs out of the reach of millions.

Who Killed Health Care? then outlines Herzlinger’s bold new plan for a consumer-driven system that will deliver affordable, high-quality care to everyone. By putting insurance money in the hands of patients, removing the middleman in the doctor-patient relationship, and giving employers cost relief, consumers and physicians will be empowered to make the system work the way it should. Herzlinger describes in precise detail how her innovative program will provide

  • Smaller, disease-focused medical facilities that provide complete care for patients
  • A national system of medical records that provides privacy with confidential access by approved practitioners
  • Mandatory performance evaluations of all hospitals and all other medical organizations
  • Mandatory health insurance with subsidies for those who cannot afford it

Who Killed Health Care? is a call to arms that must be answered; the welfare of every American hangs in the balance.

Published: June 2007 | ISBN-13: 978-0071487801

Mini-bio: Regina “Regi” E. Herzlinger is an American businessperson and academic. She is the Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School where she teaches on the Master of Business Administration programme.Wikipedia

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