An American Sickness
It is time for a very serious discussion about how to change our entire dysfunctional healthcare system. Written by a physician who was a reporter for 22 years with the New York Times! “An authoritative account of the distorted financial incentives that drive medical care in the U.S.” The Washington Post
Congress’ discussion should not be on how to pay for this broken system, but instead how to transition to a system that is not bloated and exploited beyond recognition.
“Rosenthal unveils the irrationality, indifference, harmfulness, and downright unfairness of the American healthcare system, which can often seem driven more by profit than by caring and compassion.” E.J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, Chair of Dept. of Medical Ethics, U of PA
- (1000) Professional skills
- (1080) Legislation, public policy
- (7000) Business and Management
- (7110) Legal issues, malpractice
- (7130) Managed care
Level 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.6, 1.6.4, 3.1.3, 3.2.7, 3.3.2, 3.3.5
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Discuss four ways healthcare providers, like insurance companies, physicians, and pharmaceutical companies have learned to greatly increase their fees.
2. Identify five strategies hospitals use to increase the income per patient.
3. Counsel patients and family members on how to reduce medical costs and improve patient care and outcomes.
4. Advocate and lobby for a more patient-centered, financially reasonable, and fair U.S. healthcare system.
- Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
- Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
The U.S. healthcare system is broken, over-priced, not patient-centered, and in need of a major overhaul. This is a highly regarded book by an extremely qualified author who is both a physician and writer who has interviewed thousands of people in healthcare over the past almost three decades. She knows of what she writes.