Old and sick in America: the journey through the health care system

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The University of North Carolina Press,
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[2017]
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Since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, the American health care system has steadily grown in size and complexity. Muriel R. Gillick takes readers on a narrative tour of American health care, incorporating the stories of older patients as they travel from the doctor's office to the hospital to the skilled nursing facility, and examining the influence of forces as diverse as pharmaceutical corporations, device manufacturers, and health insurance companies on their experience. A scholar who has practiced medicine for over thirty years, Gillick offers readers an informed and straightforward view of health care from the ground up, revealing that many crucial medical decisions are based not on what is best for the patient but rather on outside forces, sometimes to the detriment of patient health and quality of life. Gillick suggests a broadly imagined patient-centered reform of the health care system with Medicare as the engine of change, a transformation that would be mediated through accountability, cost-effectiveness, and culture change.
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subject_facet Medical care, Cost of -- United States, Medicare, Older people -- Health and hygiene -- United States, Older people -- Long-term care -- United States, Older people -- Medical care -- United States
title_display Old and sick in America : the journey through the health care system
title_full Old and sick in America : the journey through the health care system / Muriel R. Gillick, M.D.
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title_sub the journey through the health care system
topic_facet Health and hygiene, Long-term care, Medical care, Medical care, Cost of, Medicare, Older people