Tracking Medicine: A Researcher’s Quest to Understand Health Care
by John E. Wennberg
Oxford University Press, 319 pp., $29.95
Perhaps the most significant defect in the new health care legislation is that it does not change how medical care is organized, paid for, and delivered. Although stricter regulation or outright elimination of the investor-owned insurance system could save much money, broad reform of the medical care system itself could save even more. To understand what is needed and why requires a closer look at how US medical care differs from that in most other advanced countries, and what makes it so expensive.
Health Care's Disquieting Truth November 11, 2010