MEDICAL CARE FOR TOMORROW by Michael M. Davis

MEDICAL CARE FOR TOMORROW

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An intensive and extensive analysis of medical care and its costs which, while intended for those who may not be ""vocationally involved""- still is largely for a professional market. Here, the three determinants which have changed the character of medicine for the consumer as well as the practitioner (the growth of knowledge, advance of technology, and increase in costs) are seen in their influence on our met and unmet needs; on medical service versus ability to pay; on the trend toward specialization and the doctor shortage; on the quality of service received. The evolution of organizations, the one sided A.M.A., hospitals, clinics, public health services, and government supported institutions; health insurance in its many forms which now reaches over half the population but does not cover them fully; political sponsorship; etc.- all this is part of a survey which has its basis in statistics and an evaluation which points the way toward a comprehensive health program and group practice. A diagnosis of one of the most controversial and complex issues of our time which does not overlook any of the qualifying or contending factors involved, but rises above them in a plea for broader based medical care.

Publisher: Harper