Flatlined: resuscitating American medicine

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Rutgers University Press,
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c2009.
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Flatlined lifts the veil of secrecy on twenty-first century health care and delves into the realities of good people caught in a bad medical system. Dr. Guy L. Clifton, a practitioner as well as a policy advocate, reveals first-hand accounts of needless tragedy, such as the young man who died after a car wreck for lack of a bed in a qualified hospital and the surgeon who was dejected by the scarcity of resources needed to enable him to perform heart surgery on an uninsured man.

Arguing that a lack of coordinated care and quality medical practice benchmarks result in high levels of redundancy and ineffectiveness, Clifton proposes that the key to reducing health care costs, improving quality, and financially protecting the uninsured, is to reduce wastefulness, and offers a solution for achieving success.

Flatlined sounds the warning call: By 2018 Medicare and Medicaid will consume about one-third of the federal budget. American businesses now pay three times as much of their payroll for health care as global competitors, expected to worsen as health care grows at twice the rate of the U.S. economy. Based on his years of experience in policy and medicine, Clifton offers an attainable solution through the development of an American Medical Quality System.

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9780813544281
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table_of_contents Not business as usual -- Unreliable emergency services -- An eroding infrastructure -- Fifteen years lost -- Handed health care's leftovers -- Where we are headed -- Thirty percent waste-or fifty? -- Poor quality primary care -- Dangerous hospitals -- Violation of dignity: the end of life -- Unnecessary surgery -- Perverse payment incentives -- Three pathways to hospital profitability -- Pharmaceuticals: remarkable innovation, shameless puffery -- Private health insurance: no added value -- The end of the employer-based tax subsidy -- No coverage expansion without cost control -- A workable plan for reform -- Establishing standards -- Prioritizing primary care -- Reducing spending on hospitals and specialists -- Positioning of a national medical quality system.
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