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Code Blue

it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating details ·  3 ratings  ·  3 reviews
"Code Blue" is the phrase customarily announced over hospital public address systems to alert staff to an urgent medical emergency requiring immediate attention. How has the United States, with more resources than any nation, developed a healthcare system that delivers much poorer results, at near double the cost of any other developed country--such that legendary seer War ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Atlantic Monthly Press
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Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Everything you should know about the Medical Industrial Complex in the United States in one riveting book! As a physician, former hospital administrator and former pharmaceutical executive, author Mike Magee takes us into the corporate world of one of the most complicated and costly industries in the US. This book dives into the history, context, back story, key players, legislation, competition and collusion that have shaped the nation’s present-day health care industry. Although there is quite ...more
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book explains the history of the medical agencies, organizations and associations, governmental, for-profit and nonprofit that have exerted influence to create the healthcare system we have today. The roles of the three most powerful sources of influence, hospitals, insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies are described at length. The author, as a medical doctor who has worked for Pfizer and universities and hospitals, has the experience and inside information that gives this accoun ...more
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Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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One of the most extensive yet interesting books I've read to date on this subject matter.
Mike Magee opens up about the greed, the collusion, the profitability factors, the fleecing of America in the name of dollars and cents.
Personally this hits home as I suffer from a variety of ailments requiring medical treatment on a regular basis and have seen the attempts to get America hooked on drugs.
For example I'll show two of the most recent:
1. Pertained to childbirth pain from a high risk section in
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