Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
In an era in which the themes of cost constraint, market forces, and
competitive efficiency dominate the health policy world, the newest edition
of The Rights of Patients is almost giddily refreshing.
To be sure, issues of health care cost and market efficiency are matters of
great importance to health care consumers; one need only consider the plight
of the more than 40 million uninsured Americans to understand the health threats
created by unaffordable patient care.
Rosenbaum S. Patient Rights. JAMA. 2004;292(7):867-868. doi:10.1001/jama.292.7.867-b