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In "Flatlined", Guy L. Clifton examines the causes and consequences of the breakdown of American health care, the plight of millions of uninsured families, and the vicious cycle of high prices and low-quality treatment. Filled with first-hand accounts, the book shows how the fee-for-service method of paying doctors and hospitals, and the lack of standards of medical practice result in enough medical waste to cover the uninsured seven times.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813544281
ISBN-10: 0813544289
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 155mm x 30mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Rutgers University Press
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Guy L. Clifton

Guy L. Clifton, M.D. is a neurosurgeon, clinical investigator, administrator, and health policy advocate. He is the Runnells Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and has been frequently included in Best Doctors of America. A 2006 2007 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow, he is now devoting himself full-time to health policy reform."