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The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care

by T.R. Reid

A New York Times Bestseller

With an Explanation of the 2010 Health Reform Bill

Bringing to bear his talent for explaining complex issues in a clear, engaging way, New York Times bestselling author T. R....


Understanding Global Health

by William Markle & Melanie Fisher

The rapidly evolving world of global health and medicine-in the palm of your hand

Understanding Global Health is the groundbreaking, go-to primer that puts global health and its many challenges into sharp focus...


In Their Own Words: 12,000 Physicians Reveal Their Thoughts on Medical Practice in America

by Phillip Miller

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a doctor in today's highly regulated and often dysfunctional healthcare system? Would it interest you to learn why so many physicians are disillusioned with the conditions...


Debating Human Genetics

by Alexandra Plows

This book examines contemporary public debate on emerging developments in medical genetics, including cloning, gene therapy, gene patenting, biobanks, genetic testing and screening, and pharmacogenomics.


Maternal Transition: A North-South Politics of Pregnancy and Childbirth

by Candace Johnson

What are the political dimensions that are revealed in women's preferences for health care during pregnancy and childbirth? The answers to this question vary from one community to the next, and often from woman...


Analyzing Markets for Health Workers: Insights from Labor and Health Economics

by Barbara McPake & Anthony Scott

This publication is part of the Bank's multiyear program to enhance its knowledge of HRH policies. The program's ultimate objective is to strengthen knowledge and capacity to collect evidence, analyze, and evaluate...


The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

Fresh Medicine: How to Fix Reform and Build a Sustainable Health Care System

by Phil Bredesen

Last spring, after congress passed sweeping legislation to reform our nation’s health care system, the editorial board of the New York Times wrote: “Just as Social Security grew from a modest start in 1935...


The Doctor Crisis: How Physicians Can, and Must, Lead the Way to Better Health Care

by Jack Cochran & Charles C. Kenney

Calming fears, alleviating suffering, enhancing and saving lives—this is what motivates doctors virtually every single day. When the structure and culture in which physicians work are well aligned, being a...


A Return to Healing: Radical Health Care Reform and the Future of Medicine

by MD, Len Saputo & Byron Belitsos

For several decades, a rapidly emerging new medical paradigm--integrative medicine--has supported a renaissance in our understanding of lifelong wellness. In this timely book, Dr. Saputo presents the inspiring...


The Bahamas: Tax Reforms for Increased Buoyancy

by International Monetary Fund. Fisc Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act will Improve our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Ine

by Ezekiel Emanuel

The definitive story of American health care today—its causes, consequences, and confusions

In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. It was the most extensive reform of America’s health...


Accountability and Responsibility in Health Care: Issues in Addressing an Emerging Global Challenge

by STEPHEN M SHORTELL & BRUCE ROSEN

Serious scholarly analyses of the types and roles of accountability in health care first appeared in the late 1980s. That issue, along with the related issue of responsibility in health care, has continued to...


INNOVATIVE HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS: THE DIPLOMACY OF DIVERSITY: The Diplomacy of Diversity

by DANIEL LOW-BEER

Over the last ten years, the financing and diversity of new players in global health have increased significantly. Ten years ago it would have been difficult to predict some of these changes — Bill Gates programming...


Who Shall Live?: Health, Economics and Social Choice 2nd Expanded Edition

by Victor R Fuchs

Since the first edition of Who Shall Live? (1974) over 100,000 students, teachers, physicians, and general readers from more than a dozen fields have found this book to be a reader-friendly, authoritative introduction...


MEDICAL FUTILITY: A CROSS-NATIONAL STUDY: A Cross-National Study

by ALIREZA BAGHERI

Medical futility is a controversial issue not only in its definition but also in its application. There are few books on the subject, and those in existence mostly focus on the situation in the United States....


GENETIC PRIVACY: AN EVALUATION OF THE ETHICAL AND LEGAL LANDSCAPE: An Evaluation of the Ethical and Legal Landscape

by CALVIN WAI-LOON HO & TERRY SHEUNG-HUNG KAAN

Privacy is an unwieldy concept that has eluded an essentialised definition despite its centrality and importance in the body of bioethics. The compilation presented in this volume represents continuing discussions...


Risking Your Health: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions to Prevent Risky Behaviors

by Damien de Walque

Behaviors that pose risks for an individual's health and that also represent important threats for public health, such as drug use, smoking, alcohol, unhealthy eating causing obesity, and unsafe sex, are highly...


Obamacare: What's in It for Me?: What Everyone Needs to Know About the Affordable Care Act

by Wendell Potter

On January 1, 2014, the most important consumer protections in ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act) go into effect. With both supporters and opponents of the law debating its merits and its controversial rollout,...