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Author Geyman, John P., 1931-
Title The corporate transformation of health care : can the public interest still be served? / John P. Geyman.
Imprint New York, NY : Springer Pub. Co., [2004]

Author Geyman, John P., 1931-
Subject Medical corporations -- United States.
Medical economics -- United States.
Multihospital systems -- United States.
Health maintenance organizations.
Public health -- United States.
Delivery of Health Care -- economics.
Health Facilities, Proprietary -- trends.
Health Care Reform -- organization & administration.
Managed Care Programs -- economics.
Ownership -- economics.
Quality of Health Care.
United States.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 306 pages) : illustrations
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Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Growth of investor-owned corporate health care -- Hospitals and nursing home chains -- Health maintenance organizations (HMOS) -- Health insurance industry -- Pharmaceutical industry -- Medically-related industries -- Impacts of corporate practices on the health care system -- Compromising the integrity of research -- Disinformation and media control -- Lobbying of government -- Co-opting the regulators -- Privatization vs. public utility model of health care -- Politics and options for health care reform -- An approach to reform.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Summary Annotation The author explores how the corporate transformation of hospitals, HMOs, and the insurance and pharmaceutical industries has resulted in reduction in services, dangerous cost cutting, poor regulation, and corrupt research. He sheds light on the political lobbying and media manipulation that keeps the present system in place. Exposing the shortcomings of reform proposals that do little to alter the status quo, he makes a case for a workable single-payer system. This is an essential read for today's practitioners, policy makers, healthcare analysts and providers, and all those concerned with the precarious state of America's under- and uninsured.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780826124678 (electronic bk.)
0826124674 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 298866498
Additional Format Print version: Geyman, John P., 1931- Corporate transformation of health care. New York, NY : Springer Pub. Co., ©2004 0826124666 9780826124661 (DLC) 2004019372 (OCoLC)56324216

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