Provides an overview of healthcare spending and the cost-containment mechanisms that have lead to an increasingly corporate style of healthcare in the US. It also looks at what happens to doctor-patient relationships in a managed care system and how good doctor-patient relationships could contribute to health promotion and to social capital. The book concludes with policy implications, including the applicability of lessons to other areas, such as environmental protection and policing.changes in how health care is delivered have the potential to affect not only those who receive care, but the community in ... It is paradoxical, to say the least, that the U.S. spends as much money on health care as it does and yet experiencesanbsp;...
|Author||:||Patricia M. L. Illingworth|
|Publisher||:||Psychology Press - 2005|