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"An ideal, nonalarmist first book on what needs reforming in American health care."

"Al Sommer, former Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a giant in the world of public health, has written a thought-provoking and insightful short course on the power of prevention. Indeed, the book is delightfully not just another treatise on universal access or the complexities of health insurance. Instead, it is a commonsense and concise case for the health benefits and cost savings that accrue from public health in all its breadth."

"In contrast to the confusing, politicized national conversation about health care, Sommer talks to the reader in a straightforward fashion."

"This volume is a timely, easy-to-read, practical treatise on health care reform."

"Alfred Sommer brings his vast global experience and applies his academic rigor and wit to look at contradictions inherent in the US health system, especially the disproportionate emphasis on expensive biomedical treatment of diseases over policy choices to invest in better social and economic environments that foster prevention and health promotion. This book is immensely timely, engaging and thought provoking—a must read."

Getting What We Deserve
Health and Medical Care in America
Publication Date: 16 Nov 2009
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Page Count: 152 pages
Illustrations: 2 halftones, 31 line drawings
ISBN: 9780801893872