The Covid-19 plague descended with a vengeance on New York City in early March 2020. The city was utterly unprepared, including its preeminent hospitals.
Paying for universal health services? How could we pay for it? “Stop to think of it. We’re never asked how we were going to pay for our years of wars choice.
Which Country Has the World’s Best Health Care? attempts to apply a narrative for health system functions and not merely recite data and for that, Ezekiel Emanuel is to be applauded.
“Perhaps the most important story is Webb’s own, as she shows that we are all imperfect people capable of creating a more perfect world.”
Marshall Allen’s Never Pay the First Bill starts off slow with a $445 overcharge issue.
Humans have been hungry for a long time.
“[I]n a world beset by scientific illiteracy and misinformation, Isaacson is the gene whisperer we so desperately need.”
This oral history of the story of COVID-19 in the USA from the start of the year until early June is a helpful reminder as to how much of this year like no other panned out.
“Healing Politics is a book for today, a roadmap for moving the United States out of its male, white-privileged status to one where there is, in fact and not just theory, equal opp
“Block’s book demonstrates the urgent need for some progress . . .”
“In Pain is a fascinating and engrossing read for anybody who aspires to be an educated consumer of healthcare.
“Marty’s Handbook for a Post-Roe America is all the more important.”
“Although science is under siege,” Offit writes toward the end of the book, “science advocates are fighting back.”
Maya Dusenbery has added immensely to the literature on women’s health in her important book Doing Harm by addressing the two biggest impediments to women getting good care: “The knowledge
Mental Health, Inc. is gripping in the sense that you’ll literally grip the book tightly in both hands as you read this horrifying account of our twisted mental health system.
Anyone who would choose to read Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics is either a serious student or a health care professional.
“To learn more about creative initiatives throughout the world that are improving conditions for human beings, buy this book, a bargain at any price.”
“a challenging book that covers a wide span of scientific, social, and public policy issues. . . . an excellent resource . . .”
“Mr. Gutmann’s chosen stance is as reporter, not participant.
Do not be put off by the urgent tone of Hippocrates Cried, though a more apt title might have been Hippocrates Howled.
“. . . a comprehensive telling of multifaceted problems inherent in the current health care system—a book long overdue.”
“. . . a good case study of what happens . . . when politics and science use each other and the media to advance their own agendas rather than public policy.”
“Although the structure of Intimate Wars and the attention so deeply focused on the author seems frequently purposefully ego-centered, it is abundantly clear that Merle Hoffman car
“Mr. Henaghan does shine light on the confusion regarding the multitude of patient safety organizations and makes health care system simplification sound attractive.