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Catastrophic Care - How American Health Care Killed My Father--and How We Can Fix It-logo

Catastrophic Care - How American Health Care Killed My Father--and How We Can Fix It

David Goldhill

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A visionary investigation that will change the way we think about health care: how and why it is failing, why expanding coverage will actually make things worse, and how our health care can be transformed into a transparent, affordable, successful system. In 2007, David Goldhill's father died from infections acquired in a hospital, one of more than two hundred thousand avoidable deaths per year caused by medical error. The bill was enormous-and Medicare paid it. These circumstances left Goldhill angry and determined to understand how world-class technology and personnel could coexist with such carelessness-and how a business that failed so miserably could be paid in full. Catastrophic Care is the eye-opening result. Blending personal anecdotes and extensive research, Goldhill presents us with cogent, biting analysis that challenges the basic preconceptions that have shaped our thinking for decades. Contrasting the Island of health care with the Mainland of our economy, he demonstrates that high costs, excess medicine, terrible service, and medical error are the inevitable consequences of our insurance-based system. He explains why policy efforts to fix these problems have invariably produced perverse results, and how the new Affordable Care Act is more likely to deepen than to solve these issues. Goldhill steps outside the incremental and wonkish debates to question the conventional wisdom blinding us to more fundamental issues. He proposes a comprehensive new way, where the customer (the patient) is first-a system focused on health and maintaining it, a system strong and vibrant enough for our future. If you think health care is interesting only to institutes and politicians, think again: Catastrophic Care is surprising, engaging, and brimming with insights born of questions nobody has thought to ask. Above all it is a book of new ideas that can transform the way we understand a subject we often take for granted.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dean Sluyter

Length:

13h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:45

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:39


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:28


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:50


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:10


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:49


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:46


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:38


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:50


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:21


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:33


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:17


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:00


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:26


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:06


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:32


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:29


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:55


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:23


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:24


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:20


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:41


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:27


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:12


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:45


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:23


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:58


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:38


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:49


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:59


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:45


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:38


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:28


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:04


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:14


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

02:36


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:30


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:51


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:13


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:24


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:53


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

02:55


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:22


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:56


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:32


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:56


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:07


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:14


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:22


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

02:33


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:13


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:46


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:41


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:52


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:01


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

01:53


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:15


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:29


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:06


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:29


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:49


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

02:20


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:49


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:50


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:32


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

02:52


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:34


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

02:43


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:45


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:52


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

02:08


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:40


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:04


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

02:47


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:32


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:31


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:27


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:19


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

02:42


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:50


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

01:52


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:12


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:10


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:59


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:40


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

02:20


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:52


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:35


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:08


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:04


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:27


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

02:19


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:40


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

02:18


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:17


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:41


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

02:54


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:32


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

02:25


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

02:59


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:19


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:02


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:06


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:01


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

03:07


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

02:28


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:59


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:46


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:08


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:39


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:13


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

02:57


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

02:14


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

03:01


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:38


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:38


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:29


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:29


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:42


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:29


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:08


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

02:29


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:00


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

02:35


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

03:18


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

04:58


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:15


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

04:03


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

02:21


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:10


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

04:15

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