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Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population

by Teresa Heinz Housel, Vickie L. Harvey, Miriam King & Mike Allen et al.

This edited volume fills an important gap in health communication, exploring the significant disparities in access to health care and health coverage that LGBT individuals and their families face. With cutting-edge...


Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? 2nd Edition

by Steve Fox, Paul Armentano & Mason Tvert

In 2012, voters in Colorado shocked the political establishment by making the use of marijuana legal for anyone in the state twenty-one years of age or older. In the wake of that unprecedented victory, nationally...


A Different Perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

by Chinyere Ogbonna

A Different Perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act traces a brief history of health insurance within the USA, providing an accessible perspective on the highly contentious Affordable Care...


Biosecurity Interventions: Global Health and Security in Question

by Andrew Lakoff & Stephen J Collier

In recent years, new disease threats—such as SARS, avian flu, mad cow disease, and drug-resistant strains of malaria and tuberculosis—have garnered media attention and galvanized political response. Proposals...


Unhealthy Health Policy: A Critical Anthropological Examination

by Merrill Singer & Arachu Castro

This new collection turns a critical anthropological eye on the nature of health policy internationally. The authors reveal the prevailing social inequalities that often represent significant threats to the...


Unraveling U.S. Health Care: A Personal Guide

by Roberta E. Winter

In illuminating detail,Winter offers a consumer guide to health care in the U.S. that includes performance metrics by state, patient safety rankings for hospitals, statewide surveys on patient safety laws, analysis...


The Truth in Small Doses: Why We're Losing the War on Cancer-and How to Win It

by Clifton Leaf

A “brilliant” (Fortune), eye-opening history of the war on cancer, The Truth in Small Doses asks why we are losing this essential fight and charts a path forward.

Over the past half century, deaths from heart...


Public Insurance and Private Markets

by Jeffrey R. Brown, Howard C. Kunreuther, Barry K. Goodwin & martin Halek et al.

Public Insurance and Private Markets offers market-based guidelines for the proper scope of government intervention and the design of public insurance programs_guidelines that will benefit the U.S. economy and...


Humanizing Healthcare Reforms

by Gerald Arbuckle & Maria Theresa Ho

This book looks at the problems facing healthcare systems from a social anthropological angle, and argues for a return to a values-based approach to healthcare. The author clarifies how organizations need to...


The Rise & Fall of the American Medical Empire: A Trench Doctor's View of the Past, Present and Future of the U.S. Healthcare System

by Robert A Linden

An analysis of what's wrong with the US healthcare system, solutions and what other countries have reformed their systems.


ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You and Your Healthcare

by Nick J. Tate

When President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, he handed Americans one of the most sweeping pieces of social legislation in U.S. history. Now that the Supreme Court has upheld...


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....


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,...


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...


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...


First, U.S. President Signed Health-Care Reform Since 1963

by Ahmed Ceegaag

The purpose of this book is to address a popular debate in America right now. Imagine that youre political candidate running for office and you have an upcoming debate in which you will be defending your position...


Healthscare

by Clay DeStefano

Clay DeStefano has spent thirty years working in a health care industry, and hes come to an unexpected conclusion: Medical care should be sought only as a last resort and even then, with extreme caution.

Unfortunately,...


A NEW COMPUTED APPROACH TO OR MANAGEMENT. Tracing Step by Step all the Surgical Path

by Matteo Buccioli

The Operating Room Block (ORB) is one of the most costly logistic facilities for hospitals. Moreover, the activity inside an ORB is usually managed like "sailing by sight". There are a lot of conflicting points...


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...


Failing Government Taketh Away

by Jerry L. Rhoads

America is number one in health care cost per capita and 38th in quality care. Statistically, Americans spend more money on their health care than anything else but food. But the consumption of the health care...