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Health Care in the New Millennium: Vision, Values and Leadership

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 27 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:243
  1. David Woods, president
  1. Healthcare Media International, Philadelphia, USA

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    Ian Morrison

    Jossey-Bass, £29.50, pp 260

    ISBN 0 7879 5115 3

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    In Glasgow, where Ian Morrison grew up, health care is a right while carrying a machine gun is a privilege. “Somehow,” he writes, “America got it the wrong way round.”

    Morrison, a former president of the US Institute for the Future, doesn't think Americans are well served by their $1 trillion a year, market driven system—which leaves some 45 million people uninsured and in which high costs don't necessarily translate into higher quality outcomes. Infant mortality, for example, is …

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