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The Resource Code blue : inside America's medical industrial complex, Mike Magee, MD

Code blue : inside America's medical industrial complex, Mike Magee, MD

Label
Code blue : inside America's medical industrial complex
Title
Code blue
Title remainder
inside America's medical industrial complex
Statement of responsibility
Mike Magee, MD
Title variation
  • Code blue
  • Inside America's medical industrial complex
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How has the United States, with more resources than any nation, developed a healthcare system that delivers much poorer results, at near double the cost of any other developed country--such that legendary seer Warren Buffett calls the Medical Industrial Complex "the tapeworm of American economic competitiveness"? Mike Magee, M.D., who worked for years inside the Medical Industrial Complex administering a hospital and then as a senior executive at the giant pharmaceutical company Pfizer, has spent the last decade deconstructing the complex, often shocking rise of, and connectivity between, the pillars of our health system--Big Pharma, insurance companies, hospitals, the American Medical Association, and anyone affiliated with them. With an eye first and foremost on the bottom line rather than on the nation's health, each sector has for decades embraced cure over care, aiming to conquer disease rather than concentrate on the cultural and social factors that determine health. This decision Magee calls the "original sin" of our health system. Code Blue is a riveting, character-driven narrative that draws back the curtain on the giant industry that consumes one out of every five American dollars. Making clear for the first time the mechanisms, greed, and collusion by which our medical system was built over the last eight decades--and arguing persuasively and urgently for the necessity of a single-payer, multi-plan insurance arena of the kind enjoyed by every other major developed nation--Mike Magee gives us invaluable perspective and inspiration by which we can, indeed, reshape the future."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Magee, Mike
Dewey number
368.38/200973
Index
index present
LC call number
  • RA410.53
  • RA412.2
LC item number
.M3295 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
W 84 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical economics
  • Medical care
  • Medical care
  • Health care reform
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Health insurance
Target audience
adult
Label
Code blue : inside America's medical industrial complex, Mike Magee, MD
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
"Profit over health: the fascinating, infuriating story of how we built the world's most expensive, least equitable, health care system--and what we can do to fix it"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The constant gardner -- Intertwined -- Government steps in -- The war of science against disease -- Advocates -- The house of God -- Insuring complexity -- Masters of manipulation -- Equal parts politics and science -- Strange bedfellows : health care, politics, and the Christian Right -- Nigeria, CROs, and research biases -- Viagra : "everything that rises must converge" -- New rules -- Time to deal -- The MIC : "tapeworm of American economic competitiveness" -- Appendix: Timeline of Pfizers penalties and transgressions
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
viii, 422 pages
Isbn
9780802129055
Lccn
2018058481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1917347
  • (OCoLC)on1078888800
  • (OCoLC)1078888800
  • 1890141
  • 1917347
Label
Code blue : inside America's medical industrial complex, Mike Magee, MD
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
"Profit over health: the fascinating, infuriating story of how we built the world's most expensive, least equitable, health care system--and what we can do to fix it"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The constant gardner -- Intertwined -- Government steps in -- The war of science against disease -- Advocates -- The house of God -- Insuring complexity -- Masters of manipulation -- Equal parts politics and science -- Strange bedfellows : health care, politics, and the Christian Right -- Nigeria, CROs, and research biases -- Viagra : "everything that rises must converge" -- New rules -- Time to deal -- The MIC : "tapeworm of American economic competitiveness" -- Appendix: Timeline of Pfizers penalties and transgressions
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
viii, 422 pages
Isbn
9780802129055
Lccn
2018058481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1917347
  • (OCoLC)on1078888800
  • (OCoLC)1078888800
  • 1890141
  • 1917347

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