Clinicians and Health Care Advocacy: The Reasons Why

  • Eugene C. RichEmail author


This book is written for busy clinicians, not for skilled grassroots organizers, professional health care lobbyists, or health policy experts. Furthermore, it is written for clinicians of any political affiliation as well as those with no particular interest in political or economic theory, nor fascination with the theatrics that sometimes attach to the political process. The audience is clinicians who are committed to helping their patients receive the best health care possible, and who see an opportunity to accomplish that goal through a change in health care policy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center on Health Care EffectivenessMathematica Policy ResearchWashingtonUSA

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