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Best Care Anywhere: Why Va Health Care Is Better Than Yours

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The long-maligned Veterans Health Administration has become the highest-quality healthcare provider in the United States, according to the author who shows how a government bureaucracy is setting the standard for best practices and cost reduction while the private sector is lagging in both areas.

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The long-maligned Veterans Health Administration has become the highest-quality healthcare provider in the United States. This encouraging change not only has benefited veterans but also provides a blueprint for salvaging America's own deeply troubled healthcare system. "Best Care Anywhere" shows how a government bureaucracy, working with little notice, is setting the standard for best practices and cost reduction while the private sector is lagging in both areas. Author Phillip Longman challenges conventional wisdom by explaining exactly how market forces work to lower quality and raise prices in the healthcare sector, and how U.S. medical practices have a weak basis in science. The book, expanded from a widely praised article in the "Washington Monthly," mixes hard facts with author Philip Longmans' compelling human story of the loss of his wife to cancer. Part manifesto, part moving memoir, "Best Care Anywhere" offers new hope for addressing a major problem of contemporary society that affects all of us.

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ISBN:
9780977825301
Subtitle:
Why VA Health Care Is Better Than Yours
Author:
Longman, Phillip
Foreword:
Noah, Timothy
Author:
Noah, Timothy
Publisher:
Polipoint Press
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Health Care Issues
Subject:
Medical care
Subject:
Policy
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Medical care -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
159
Dimensions:
8.44x5.80x.51 in. .56 lbs.

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The long-maligned Veterans Health Administration has become the highest-quality healthcare provider in the United States. This encouraging change not only has benefited veterans but also provides a blueprint for salvaging America's own deeply troubled healthcare system. "Best Care Anywhere" shows how a government bureaucracy, working with little notice, is setting the standard for best practices and cost reduction while the private sector is lagging in both areas. Author Phillip Longman challenges conventional wisdom by explaining exactly how market forces work to lower quality and raise prices in the healthcare sector, and how U.S. medical practices have a weak basis in science. The book, expanded from a widely praised article in the "Washington Monthly," mixes hard facts with author Philip Longmans' compelling human story of the loss of his wife to cancer. Part manifesto, part moving memoir, "Best Care Anywhere" offers new hope for addressing a major problem of contemporary society that affects all of us.
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