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Book and Media Reviews
March 14, 2007

The Truth About Health Care: Why Reform Is Not Working in America

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Fishbein Fellow, JAMA.

JAMA. 2007;297(10):1131-1134. doi:10.1001/jama.297.10.1132-b

It's not like we don't know what's wrong with health care in the United States. The problems with cost, quality, and access have been well documented and widely publicized. A recent survey found that more than three quarters of adult Americans believe that the US health care system is fundamentally broken or in need of complete rebuilding.1 Why, in one of the world's richest countries, with a preeminent educational system that produces vast new health-related technologies and highly trained professionals, do these problems persist?

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