Power and Illness: The Failure and Future of American Health Policy
by Daniel M. Fox
Publisher: University of California Press 1993
Number of pages: 192
During most of this century, American health policy has emphasized caring for acute conditions rather than preventing and managing chronic illness - even though chronic illness has caused most sickness and death since the 1920s. In this provocative and wide-ranging book, Daniel Fox explains why this has been so and offers a forceful argument for fundamental change in national health care priorities.
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