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Author Schwartz, William B., 1922-2009.
Title Life without disease : the pursuit of medical utopia / William B. Schwartz.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [1998]

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Author Schwartz, William B., 1922-2009.
Subject Medical innovations -- Social aspects.
Medical technology -- Social aspects.
Medical technology -- Effect of managed care on.
Delivery of Health Care.
Medical Laboratory Science.
Managed Care Programs.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 178 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- Prologue: The dream of a medical utopia -- Part I: Halfway to utopia: 1950 to 2000 ; 1. The birth and growth of big medicine ; 2. Failed attempts at sustained cost control ; 3. Reorganization of the health care delivery system -- Part II: Utopian promise and real-world problems at the dawn of the twenty-first century ; 4. Medical progress in the near term: 2000-2020 ; 5. Health care rationing: The British experience ; 6. Managed care and rationing in the United States ; 7. A strategy for more equitable rationing ; 8. Cost containment and the courts -- Part III: Molecular medicine comes into its own: 2020 and beyond ; 9. Molecular medicine: A new era of therapy ; 10. On the threshold of utopia: Approaching 2050 -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585041229 (electronic bk.)
9780585041223 (electronic bk.)
9780520214675 (alk. paper)
0520214676 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 42417446
Additional Format Print version: Schwartz, William B., 1922-2009. Life without disease. Berkeley : University of California Press, [1998] 0520214676 (DLC) 97041639 (OCoLC)37713010
Table of Contents
 Prologue: The Dream of a Medical Utopia1
Pt. IHalfway to Utopia: 1950 to 20005
 1The Birth and Growth of Big Medicine7
 2Failed Attempts at Sustained Cost Control31
 3Reorganization of the Health Care Delivery System49
Pt. IIUtopian Promise and Real-World Problems at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century61
 4Medical Progress in the Near Term: 2000 to 202065
 5Health Care Rationing: The British Experience81
 6Managed Care and Rationing in the United States89
 7A Strategy for More Equitable Rationing104
 8Cost Containment and the Courts114
Pt. IIIMolecular Medicine Comes into Its Own: 2020 and Beyond123
 9Molecular Medicine: A New Era of Therapy127
 10On the Threshold of Utopia: Approaching 2050149

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