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This pair of M.D.s build the case for fixing the nation's fragmented health-care system with a lot of high-tech grease and a change in attitude. Long on statistics and occasional medical-business speak, but still readable, the pair from Partners Healthcare System in Boston (Lee is network president, Morgan is CEO) declare the fix is simple—tight organizational structures, with salaried physicians, electronic medical records, doctors working in teams: in short, a system like Cleveland Clinic's, highlighted by President Obama. But given the current congressional infighting, the good doctors' dream may be doomed.(Oct.)
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Books, Nonfiction, Health Care Reform, Medical Care, Medicine Books, Health Policy, Health Care Delivery, Health Care Planning, Health Care Administration

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ISBN-10:  0262013533
ISBN-13:  978-0262013536
Author:  Thomas H. Lee
Genre:  Professional & Technical
Publisher:  The MIT Press
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The authors describe a methodology to transition  from chaos to organization in the existing medical  delivery systems. The general practitioner is the  initial party in the system which evolves to the  full service clinic. I believe that the book  should have described the development of networks  of specialists which provide the complete diagnostic  profile for a patient.     Oftentimes, the general practitioner …
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