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Reverse Innovation in Health Care

by Vijay Govindarajan & Ravi Ramamurti

Health care in the United States and other nations is on a collision course with patient needs and economic reality. For more than a decade, leading thinkers including Michael Porter and Clayton Christensen...


Inventing Pollution

by Peter Thorsheim

Going as far back as the thirteenth century, Britons mined and burned coal. Britain’s supremacy in the nineteenth century depended in large part on its vast deposits of coal, which powered industry, warmed...


The False Promise of Single-Payer Health Care

by Sally C. Pipes

A government takeover of the U.S. healthcare system has never looked more plausible.

Support for the idea is at an all-time high. Two-thirds of Democratic voters favor "single-payer" health care; even one in...


The Organ Shortage Crisis in America

by Andrew Michael Flescher

Nearly 120,000 people are in need of healthy organs in the United States. Every ten minutes a new name is added to the list, while on average twenty people die each day waiting for an organ to become available....


Effective Care for High-Need Patients

by Peter Long, Melinda Abrams & Arnold Milstein

Providing care for individuals with significant medical needs disproportionately drives the cost of medical care in the United States. In fact, 5 percent of patients in the U.S. account for nearly half of all...


Conversing with Cancer

by Lisa Sparks & Anna Leahy

With more than 40% of people eventually facing a cancer diagnosis, Conversing with Cancer is a much-needed addition to understanding and improving cancer care through strong communication among providers, patients,...


Vital Directions for Health & Health Care

by Victor J. Dzau, Mark B. McClellan & J. Michael McGinnis

What can be more vital to each of us than our health? Yet, despite unprecedented health care spending, the U.S. health system is substantially underperforming, especially with respect to what should be possible,...


Optimizing Strategies for Clinical Decision Support

by James E. Tcheng, Suzanne Bakken & David W. Bates

The result of a collaboration between the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, this NAM Special Publication summarizes and builds upon...


Alternative Models of Sports Development in America

by B. David Ridpath & Tom Farrey

In the United States, the entanglement of sports and education has persisted for over a century. Multimillion-dollar high school football stadiums, college coaches whose salaries are many times those of their...


Global Health Watch 5

by People's Health Movement, Medact, Third World Network & Health Poverty Action et al.

For over a decade, Global Health Watch has been the definitive source for alternative analysis on health.

This new edition addresses the key challenges facing governments and health practitioners today, within...


Solving the American Healthcare Crisis

by Robert Cerfolio

The mutual distrust between Democrats and Republicans seems to have affected every topic of our healthcare system. The focus of conversation circles politics rather than finding innovative solutions to providing...


Prescription for the People

by Fran Quigley

In Prescription for the People, Fran Quigley diagnoses our inability to get medicines to the people who need them and then prescribes the cure. He delivers a clear and convincing argument for a complete shift...


Accessibility and Active Offer

by Marie Drolet, Pier Bouchard & Jacinthe Savard

Pour les communautés francophones en situation minoritaire (CFSM), l’offre active des services de santé et des services sociaux en français est une question de qualité, de sécurité, d’humanisation...


What's In, What's Out

by Amanda Glassman, Ursula Giedion & Peter C. Smith

Vaccinate children against deadly pneumococcal disease, or pay for cardiac patients to undergo lifesaving surgery? Cover the costs of dialysis for kidney patients, or channel the money toward preventing the...


Old and Sick in America

by Muriel R. Gillick, M.D.

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,...


Achieving Access

by Joseph Harris

At a time when the world’s wealthiest nations struggle to make health care and medicine available to everyone, why do resource-constrained countries make costly commitments to universal health coverage and...


Healthcare Economics Made Easy, second edition

by Daniel Jackson

First edition Highly Commended in the BMA Medical Book Awards 2013!

Here’s what the judges said: "This is one of the few textbooks I would suggest every clinician reads.”

From reviews of the first edition:...


The Trial of Kermit Gosnell

by Cheryl Sullenger

When police raided the Women’s Medical Society, they thought that they were putting an end to a pill mill that was the largest supplier of illicit prescription painkillers in Philadelphia.   But once inside,...


The Riddle of Malnutrition

by Jennifer Tappan

More than ten million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition globally each year. In Uganda, longstanding efforts to understand, treat, and then prevent the condition initially served to medicalize it,...


Dementia and Subjectivity / Demenz und Subjektivitaet

by Sara Strauß, Leonie Süwolto & Daniela Ringkamp

This volume offers new perspectives on questions which are highly relevant in the context of dementia and the arts and the humanities. The issues concern the personal identity of dementia patients, their familial...