Health Care

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The list author says: "America's health care 'system' is the world's most expensive, by far, yet is far from producing the best health. Both our personal physical health and the health of our economy require accurate diagnosis and treatment for this malady."
Tracking Medicine: A Researcher's Quest to Understand Health Care
1.  Tracking Medicine: A Researcher's Quest to Understand Health Care by John E. Wennberg
The list author says:
  "Written by the guru of medical practice variation w/o the U.S., this essential book documents why U.S. health care costs cannot be controlled w/o stopping the strong role of supply-driven healthcare services."
$21.09   Used & New from: $9.72
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care is Better Than Yours
2.  Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care is Better Than Yours by Phillip Longman
The list author says:
  "Short, readable, and very timely information for the health care debate. Provides authoritative and important information showing that a government-operated system (Veterans Administration) provides the best care (high quality, low cost) in America."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results
3.  Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results by Michael E. Porter
The list author says:
  "Excellent analyses and recommendations."
$26.14   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Company That Solved Health Care: How Serigraph Dramatically Reduced Skyrocketing Costs While Providing Better Care, and How Every Company Can Do the Same
4.  The Company That Solved Health Care: How Serigraph Dramatically Reduced Skyrocketing Costs While Providing Better Care, and How Every Company Can Do the Same by John Torinus Jr.
The list author says:
  "Excellent summary of the actions a relatively small company took to control health care costs while improving employee health."
$19.13   Used & New from: $1.56
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care
5.  The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care by T. R. Reid
The list author says:
  "Outstanding source for comparing major developed nations' approaches to health care for their citizens, and essential to improving America's."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (356 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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Market-driven Health Care: Who Wins, Who Loses In The Transformation Of America's Largest Service Industry
6.  Market-driven Health Care: Who Wins, Who Loses In The Transformation Of America's Largest Service Industry by Regina E. Herzlinger
The list author says:
  "Excellent!"
$10.65   Used & New from: $0.01
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It
7.  The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It by Marcia Angell
The list author says:
  "Very helpful in seeing through drug-company B.S."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health
8.  Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health by H. Gilbert Welch
The list author says:
  "Credibly describes a major contributor to rapidly increasing health care costs."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)

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Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine
9.  Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine by John Abramson
The list author says:
  "Invaluable for understanding how drug companies manipulate science."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

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A Second Opinion: Rescuing America's Health Care
10.  A Second Opinion: Rescuing America's Health Care by Arnold S. Relman
The list author says:
  "Excellent insights from an authoritative source - contends that profit incentives are the major reason why American health care costs more than other nations, with worse outcomes."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
11.  The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
The list author says:
  "A simple, effective, money-saving way to significantly improve health care."
$18.31   Used & New from: $2.36
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (566 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care
12.  Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care by Marty Makary MD
The list author says:
  "Excellent summary of the need for drastic change in the culture of America's hospitals - to improve quality. Dr. Makary also provides a credible prescription for getting started."
$19.23   Used & New from: $0.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
13.  Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande
The list author says:
  "The reality of practicing excellence in medicine - avoiding complacency and striving for improvement."
$8.99   Used & New from: $2.38
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Memory Lessons: A Doctor's Story
14.  Memory Lessons: A Doctor's Story by Jerald Winakur
The list author says:
  "A moving and informative account of a geriatrician's work with the elderly, and his father as he declines."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Good Germs, Bad Germs: Health and Survival in a Bacterial World
15.  Good Germs, Bad Germs: Health and Survival in a Bacterial World by Jessica Snyder Sachs
The list author says:
  "Excellent summary of the problems due to  excess antibiotic use, as well as the promise of gene therapies."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Infinite Vision: How Aravind Became the World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion (BK Business)
16.  Infinite Vision: How Aravind Became the World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion (BK Business) by Pavithra K. Mehta
The list author says:
  "An inspirational story of how one man has helped change the lives of millions, both in his home country (India) and many others by making eye-care much more affordable."
$14.50   Used & New from: $1.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father--and How We Can Fix It
17.  Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father--and How We Can Fix It by David Goldhill
The list author says:
  "Actually, this book is far too long and seriously misguided. However, reading my review helps destroy many mainstream myths that have hobbled health care reform."
$18.08   Used & New from: $0.50
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Money-Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much
18.  Money-Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much by Maggie Mahar
The list author says:
  "Poor care, improper incentives, and commonly held myths are well covered in this book."
$20.31   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Rethinking Aging: Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society
19.  Rethinking Aging: Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society by Nortin M. Hadler
The list author says:
  "Credible illustration of the excess care provided in America - sometimes harming patients, always adding to our excessive costs."
$20.97   Used & New from: $6.06
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer
20.  Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer by Shannon Brownlee
The list author says:
  "Provides a good overview of why spending more money on American health care has NOT produced better outcomes."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think
21.  Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink
The list author says:
  "Provides credible and useful insight into America's (our) over-eating problem, and does so in a very readable and often humorous manner."
$10.41   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (331 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Insourced
22.  Insourced by Laurie Garrett
The list author says:
  "Tells of the considerable proportion of foreign-born and foreign-trained medical professionals in the U.S. - thanks to restricted education opportunities in the U.S."
$12.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Intern: A Doctor's Initiation
23.  Intern: A Doctor's Initiation by Sandeep Jauhar
The list author says:
  "Provides insight into the challenges and pressures of becoming a physician."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure
24.  Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure by Paul A. Offit
The list author says:
  "Authoritative information on how the rumors began on vaccines "causing" autism, and the conter-evidence."
$20.77   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

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FDA protects Big Pharma 1 Sep 19, 2013
Why is the Kindle edition of The Checklist Manifesto more expensive than the paperback edition 3 Jan 16, 2013
mrsa 0 Dec 9, 2012
How different from first book ("Complications")? 0 Sep 2, 2012
Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You 0 Aug 1, 2012
The Health Care Crisis Solved With Five Simple Words 7 May 24, 2012
Most of the 1-Star Reviews Are Fake 5 Feb 27, 2012
Health Care, Moral Obligation???? 10 Oct 20, 2010
How does this book add to the "Pulling the Plug on Grandma" Debate? 13 Sep 15, 2009
ealth care big countries - small countries 0 Sep 6, 2009
Healthcare Reform 0 May 14, 2009
A light out there. 0 May 13, 2006
 
   

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Loyd E. Eskildson "Pragmatist" (Phoenix, AZ.)
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Qualifications: Former health care administrator.
Last updated: 11/5/13
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