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Who Killed Health Care?: America's $2 Trillion Medical Problem - and the Consumer-Driven Cure

Who Killed Health Care?: America's $2 Trillion Medical Problem - and the Consumer-Driven Cure
Author: Regina Herzlinger
ISBN 13: 9780071487801
ISBN 10: 71487808
Edition: 1
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2007-06-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 312
List Price: $30.00

Doctors. Parents. Citizens. Employers.

They're all ready for the cure to America's health care crisis:


“ A brilliant analysis…a must read.”-Bill George, Professor, Harvard Business School and former CEO of Medtronic

“As it becomes more and more obvious to everyone that our current health care system is unsustainable, this is the book that had to be written.”-Daniel H. Johnson, Jr., MD, former president of the American Medical Association

“Regina Herzlinger's ideas to tackle the crisis of the U.S. health care system are based on a keen knowledge of the system's existing difficulties along with insights that introduce the reader to new streamlined choices that have the potential of getting both quality and cost under control.”-Joseph Kennedy, founder, chairman, and president, Citizens Energy Corporation, CEO, Citizens Health Care, former representative (D-Mass)

“Regina Herzlinger...offers a vision of the way things can be, should be, and will be sooner or later. The only question is: how long do we have to wait?”-Greg Scandlen, founder, Consumers for Health Choices

“Regi Herzlinger has brilliantly articulated a better way-embracing the principles of competition and innovation that cause every other sector of our economy to thrive.”-U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla), MD

“Following on the heels of her landmark Market-Driven Health Care, Herzlinger lays it on the line with her exposé of what many who work in the health care industry have felt in their gut. Now it is articulated in an entertaining and must-read portrayal, with you and me as the only way out.”-Dennis White, executive vice president for strategic development, National Business Coalition on Health

Regina Herzlinger, DBA, is the Nancy R. McPherson professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School. She has sat on the boards of directors of dozens of nonprofit and business health care organizations and has been a keynote lecturer at hundreds of meetings on health care. Dr. Herzlinger has won numerous research awards from U.S. and international health care and accounting organizations and was elected one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Health Care” by Modern Healthcare. She is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

The Economist

“Mrs Herzlinger is America's leading advocate of market-driven, consumer-orientated health reform. She wants a national system which requires individuals to buy health insurance, with help in the form of tax breaks for all punters, and subsidies for the poorest. She wants insurance prices to be risk-adjusted and hospitals to be free to charge what they like so they can offer new services as the market demands. Most importantly, she wants the government to demand transparency of price and quality from this notoriously murky industry.”-The Economist