The US Healthcare System

  • Mark L. Braunstein


This chapter briefly describes the US healthcare system and some of the most important of its many problems. This is a complex topic that I cannot adequately cover in a short, introductory book, so I have provided a number of suggested supplemental readings. For a very complete and detailed discussion of the topics raised here (and others) I suggest the Institute of Medicine publication The Healthcare Imperative: Lowering Costs and Improving Outcomes: Workshop Series Summary which is available for purchase or free download.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark L. Braunstein
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  1. 1.School of Interactive ComputingGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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