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NetLibrary eBook of the Month: Flatlined: Resuscitating American Medicine

Posted on: Aug 31, 2009 @ 3:08:50 pm

Flatlined: Resuscitating American Medicine by Guy L. Clifton, M.D
Rutgers University Press, 2009

By 2018 Medicare and Medicaid will consume about one-third of the federal budget. American businesses now pay three times as much of their payroll for health care as global competitors, a figure that is expected to worsen as health care grows at twice the rate of the U.S. economy.

In Flatlined, author Guy L. Clifton, M.D lifts the veil of secrecy on twenty-first century health care and delves into the realities of good people caught in a bad medical system. Arguing that a lack of coordinated care and quality medical practice benchmarks result in high levels of redundancy and ineffectiveness, Clifton proposes that the key to reducing health care costs, improving quality, and financially protecting the uninsured, is to reduce wastefulness, and offers a solution for achieving success.

The September eBook of the Month is provided through the generous support of Rutgers University Press. Flatlined: Resuscitating American Medicine will be provided with free, unlimited access September 1-30, 2009. http://www.netlibrary.com/Details.aspx Flatlined is part of the UCF Libraries NetLibrary colleciton, so access will continue to be available after September 30.

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