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Concierge Medicine: A New System to Get the Best Healthcare
There is wide consensus that our current healthcare system is, to put it mildly, broken. In this time of HMOs, mismanaged care, and a failing Medicare system, patients and doctors alike are dissatisfied with the status quo. But Knope explains that there is a solution - Concierge Medicine. This new system, sweeping the nation yet still the subject of some controversy, allow ...more
Hardcover, 178 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Praeger Publishers
(first published April 30th 2008)
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I read this book for my Marketing class because I needed to learn what concierge medicine is...a newer way to practice primary care medicine, where a doctor only has 600 patients/year instead of 3,000. Offers primary care services for a yearly membership fee - 24/7 access to the physician, yearly physical, individualized exercise & nutrition plan, physician accompanies patient to the ER. Only 600 practices currently in the US, of which 4 are in NC (Charlotte, Raleigh & Chapel Hill). Doct ...more
Sep 08, 2009 Jricket rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People interested in health care plans.
Recommended to Jricket by: New book shelf of local library
A doctor has devised a technique for spending more time with his patients and yet still making money. Coming from a system where he was supposed to spend only 12 minutes per patient, he now spends what it takes 24/7 to analyze the patient's problems and feels better as a physician, using his skills and helping. I don't think it will ever catch on, though it's something to think about.