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Medicine and Public Health at the End of Empire

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The recent financial meltdown has brought notable changes to the global practice of health care—changes that have often escaped the American news media. Although Western managed-care corporations previously had strengthened their influence abroad, now many countries are considering new approaches to health care for their citizens.

The untold story of how corporations have i
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 2011 by Paradigm Publishers
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This book was part of my qualifying exam reading list for my PhD program. Waitzkin traces the emergence of the "transnational ruling class" as a driving force in creating the global problems we have today with health care cost, access, and quality. He draws on his own research experience in Latin America, showing how those countries have wrestled with various arrangements of health care service administration, and how history and bad policy have a way of repeating themselves.

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