The Future of Health-Care Delivery: Why It Must Change and How It Will Affect You

Approximately 100,000 deaths per year in the United States result from preventable medical errors. This figure is about twice the number of people who die in car accidents and five times the number of murder victims annually, and twenty times the number of servicemen and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since the start of hostilities in 2001. If you think Americans have the best health-care system in the world, think again. In this deeply researched and controversial book, Dr. Stephen Schimpff explains why our health-care delivery system serves us so poorly, why it costs so much, and why government policy over many decades has not only failed to improve care delivery but has actually made it worse. In the process, he dispels common misconceptions about medicine and health care. The Future of Health-Care Delivery provides timely information and a road map to achieve world-class care delivery, putting health care where it belongs—in the hands of the patient and medical professionals instead of the insurance companies and government.

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By Carole (Columbia, MD) · ★★★★☆ · December 10, 2012
Dr. Schimpff has extensive experience in health care and was CEO of a Baltimore hospital. (He lives in Columbia, MD and is the husband of a member of my book club.) He writes in a simple style for the non-professional and makes his points in a clear, easily understood manner.

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By Wes (Sandy, UT) · ★★★★☆ · July 11, 2012
Four stars for content. O stars for the kindle typos etc. This would be a good read for anyone who struggles to understand the current healthcare system for both delivery of care and how that care is paid for. Put simply, The Affordable Care Act does not reform healthcare, it just tweaks how we p... ...more