Health Statistics for the Americas

Health Statistics for the Americas

Author: Haeduck Lee

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821330373

Category: America

Page: 57

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Technical Paper No. 262.The data provided in this report expand and update Appendix a of World Development Report 1993: Investing in Health (WDR). The report presents the data by subject (Part A) and by country (Part B). Part C contains technical notes concerning methods and data sources. This volume adds the large number of Latin American and Caribbean countries with populations of less than 3 million that were excluded from the WDR because of space constraints. It also adds data from Canada and the United States for completeness and comparison.Updates are presented for eight statistics: gross national product (GNP), GNP per capita, population, population growth rate, total fertility, life expectancy at birth, infant mortality rate, and maternal mortality rate. Newly revised figures for items related to health expenditure have made possible an extensive update of earlier statistics and the addition of more countries to one of the country tables.

Overhauling America's Healthcare Machine

Overhauling America's Healthcare Machine

Author: Douglas A. Perednia

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0132311704

Category: History

Page: 288

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Dr. Doug Peredniareveals how government and insurance company-created complexity is tearing apart the U.S. healthcare system and presents a new model for healthcare reform that will actually work. Leading physician, healthcare expert, and entrepreneur Perednia identifies specific inefficiencies and worthless administrative overhead that is making healthcare inaccessible or unaffordable for millions, driving providers from practice, and adding over half a trillion dollars annually to healthcare spending. Next, he shows how to design a far simpler system: one that delivers care to everyone by drawing on the best of both market efficiency and public "universality." Recent "health care reform" involved 2,000+ pages of complex, special interest-friendly legislation--including 168 new federal committees, program cuts, and higher taxpayer costs. Perednia offers a better way: a logical, comprehensive, and non-partisan and apolitical approach that gives providers and their patients more medical and financial security, enhances competition, would save some $570 billion annually--and still gives individual patients real freedom. This plan isn't wishful thinking: Overhauling America’s Healthcare Machine backs it up with detailed logic and objective calculations. Even after the recent endless debate about healthcare, the system is still broken--and unless it's fixed, it will break us all. Perednia shows how to finally fix it: once and for all.