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Old and Sick in America: The Journey through the Health Care System

Muriel R. Gillick

Abstract

Since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, the American health care system has grown in size and complexity. Muriel R. Gillick takes readers on a narrative tour of American health care, incorporating the stories of older patients as they travel from the doctor’s office to the skilled nursing facility, and examining the influence of forces as diverse as pharmaceutical corporations, device manufacturers, and health insurance companies on their experience. A scholar who has practiced medicine for over thirty years, Gillick offers readers an informed and straightforward view of healt ... More

Keywords: Aging, Health care, Health care reform, Medical ecosystem, Medicare, Patient experience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469635248
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Muriel R. Gillick, author
Brigham and Women's Hospital