The Resource Curing Medicare : a doctor's view on how our health care system is failing older Americans and how we can fix it, Andy Lazris ; with a foreword by Shannon Brownlee

Curing Medicare : a doctor's view on how our health care system is failing older Americans and how we can fix it, Andy Lazris ; with a foreword by Shannon Brownlee

Label
Curing Medicare : a doctor's view on how our health care system is failing older Americans and how we can fix it
Title
Curing Medicare
Title remainder
a doctor's view on how our health care system is failing older Americans and how we can fix it
Statement of responsibility
Andy Lazris ; with a foreword by Shannon Brownlee
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Maintains that the current Medicare payment structure favors aggressive care that can negatively impact quality of life over palliative and home care which often yields better results, and argues for cost-effective changes that can make Medicare more humane
  • Andy Lazris, MD, is a practicing primary care physician who experiences the effects of Medicare policy on a daily basis. As a result, he believes that the way we care for our elderly has taken a wrong turn and that Medicare is complicit in creating the very problems it seeks to solve. Aging is not a disease to be cured; it is a life stage to be lived. Lazris argues that aggressive treatments cannot change that fact but only get in the way and decrease quality of life. Unfortunately, Medicare's payment structure and rules deprive the elderly of the chance to pursue less aggressive care, which often yields the most humane and effective results. Medicare encourages and will pay more readily for hospitalization than for palliative and home care. It encourages and pays for high-tech assaults on disease rather than for the primary care that can make a real difference in the lives of the elderly. Lazris offers straightforward solutions to ensure Medicare’s solvency through sensible cost-effective plans that do not restrict patient choice or negate the doctor-patient relationship. Using both data and personal stories, he shows how Medicare needs to change in structure and purpose as the population ages, the physician pool becomes more specialized, and new medical technology becomes available. Curing Medicare demonstrates which medical interventions (medicines, tests, procedures) work and which can be harmful in many common conditions in the elderly; the harms and benefits of hospitalization; the current culture of long-term care; and how Medicare often promotes care that is ineffective, expensive, and contrary to what many elderly patients and their families really want. -- Provided by publisher
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NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lazris, Andrew
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA412.3
LC item number
.L393 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 F-709
  • WT 31
Series statement
The culture and politics of health care work
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicare
  • Older people
  • Geriatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Medicare
  • Older people
  • United States
  • Medicare
  • Long-Term Care
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Geriatrics
  • Aged
  • United States
Label
Curing Medicare : a doctor's view on how our health care system is failing older Americans and how we can fix it, Andy Lazris ; with a foreword by Shannon Brownlee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : my boss -- Defining quality : the quest for numerical perfection -- Defining thorough : finding and fixing everything -- Excessive specialization, expectation, and litigation -- Hospitalization : the pinnacle of thorough -- Long term care : the unwitting geriatric ICU -- Quality and value : moving toward a cure -- Afterword : redefining thorough
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xiii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781501702778
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015041841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99969209829
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927166052
  • (OCoLC)ocn927166052
Label
Curing Medicare : a doctor's view on how our health care system is failing older Americans and how we can fix it, Andy Lazris ; with a foreword by Shannon Brownlee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : my boss -- Defining quality : the quest for numerical perfection -- Defining thorough : finding and fixing everything -- Excessive specialization, expectation, and litigation -- Hospitalization : the pinnacle of thorough -- Long term care : the unwitting geriatric ICU -- Quality and value : moving toward a cure -- Afterword : redefining thorough
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xiii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781501702778
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015041841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99969209829
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927166052
  • (OCoLC)ocn927166052

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