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Doing better and feeling worse : [publication] : health in the United States /

by Knowles, John H [edt].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Norton, W.W., New York, 1977, cop. 1977Description: VIII, 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0393064190.MeSH subject(s): Public Health | Delivery of Health Care | United StatesPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: Contents: the medicalization and demedicalization of Americaon society; health and society, some ethical imperatives; on the science and technology of medicine; therapeutic choice and moral doubt in a technological age; the responsibility of the individual; the challenge of the primary care; doing better and feeling worse: the political pathology of health policy; technology as a shaping force; evaluating the physician and his technology; health and the search for new knowledge; medical education in the United-States; The provider, the government and the consumer; institutional organization, incentives and change; health services, power centres and decision making mechanisms; the financing of health care; the needs of children; mental health: progress and problems.
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Contents: the medicalization and demedicalization of Americaon society; health and society, some ethical imperatives; on the science and technology of medicine; therapeutic choice and moral doubt in a technological age; the responsibility of the individual; the challenge of the primary care; doing better and feeling worse: the political pathology of health policy; technology as a shaping force; evaluating the physician and his technology; health and the search for new knowledge; medical education in the United-States; The provider, the government and the consumer; institutional organization, incentives and change; health services, power centres and decision making mechanisms; the financing of health care; the needs of children; mental health: progress and problems.