Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
The seven years since the failed attempt of the Clinton administration to enact health care reform have seen the burgeoning of for-profit corporations in all aspects of health care. Giant health insurance and pharmaceutical corporations, for-profit hospital corporations with hundreds of hospitals, hemodialysis and nursing home chains, mental health and home care corporations, and many others less visible, such as quality-of-care and credentialing companies, are now well-entrenched in our uniquely American system of health care and are profiting handsomely. But in this free-enterprise free-for-all, how are patients—and doctors—faring? To find out, read this book.
Health SystemsBleeding the Patient: The Consequences of Corporate Health Care. JAMA. 2002;287(17):2289-2290. doi:10.1001/jama.287.17.2289