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Author Barken, Frederick M. (Frederick Mitchell), 1955-

Title Out of practice : fighting for primary care medicine in America / Frederick M. Barken.

Publication Info. Ithaca [N.Y.] : ILR Press, 2011.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  610.69 BAR    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  610.69 BAR    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  610.68 BAR    AVAILABLE
Description xi, 244 pages ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series The culture and politics of health care work
Culture and politics of health care work.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : the doctor is out -- A first visit with the doctor -- Tell him not to drive -- Polypharmacy : the problem with pills -- Poly-doctoring : a doctor for every disease -- A bubble off -- On the road again -- The supply side -- All in the family -- Practice/malpractice -- You get what you pay for.
Summary The author uses his own experiences as a primary care physician to describe the state of his profession and argues that the health care system will collapse without a strong physician-patient relationship and that the role of the primary care physician must change to survive.
Subject Primary care (Medicine) -- Practice -- United States.
Physicians (General practice) -- United States.
Physician and patient -- United States.
Primary Health Care -- United States.
Physician's Practice Patterns -- United States.
Physician-Patient Relations -- United States.
Physicians, Primary Care -- United States.
ISBN 9780801449765 cloth alkaline paper
0801449766 cloth alkaline paper

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