FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Copernicus Healthcare announced today the release of a new book about health care delivery in the U.S., Health, Medicine and Justice: Designing a Fair and Equitable Healthcare System, by Joshua Freeman, M.D.
Health care delivery in the U.S. is a mess. We lead the world by far in spending, but trail other developed countries in most health outcomes. Our health care is disjointed, not coordinated, and seems to be designed to maximize profits for insurers and health care providers. These two groups usually seem to be in conflict about which should get most of the money. While individual patients may receive outstanding care, especially when it can be delivered profitably, the population as a whole does not. Is the system not working, or is it working too well to do the wrong thing? After all, "every system is perfectly designed to get the results that it gets."
In this book, Dr. Freeman argues that the problem is that our healthcare system is not designed primarily to improve health. He presents extensive evidence about the design of our health care system and the results that it gets. He examines the imbalance of high-tech care with primary care, the way our doctors are educated, how new discoveries are presented to the public, and the role of profit in distorting the design of U.S. healthcare. He suggests how a new system could be designed based on the values of achieving the best health for all of our people.
Published in 2015 by Copernicus Healthcare - 316 pages
ISBN PB: 978-0-9887996-8-4 - $18.95
Available from Amazon.com and independent booksellers.
Published by Copernicus Healthcare,
Friday Harbor, WA
CONTACT: Joshua Freeman, M.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Copernicus Healthcare