“With a primary care physician’s empathy, skill, and experience, Dr. Hanna explains the dire consequences of the American healthcare non-system. And like good primary care, Dying of Health Care does not abandon the reader after delivering this grave diagnosis. Dr. Hanna recommends practical solutions to put us on the path back to better individual health and national well-being. Americans simply cannot afford to ignore the ideas so clearly presented in this book.”
—JOHN ABRAMSON, M.D., M.Sc.,
LECTURER ON HEALTH CARE POLICY, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
AUTHOR, OVERDOSED AMERICA
“Many Americans believe our health care system is broken, but can’t describe how or why. In his new book Dying of Health Care, Dr. N.F. Hanna offers an intriguing taxonomy of the many interwoven factors that add up to a badly broken system, and how to fix it from the perspective of an experienced clinician.
This book is a must-read for anybody who has been, is, or will be a patient. That’s just about all of us.”
—PHILIP CAPER, M.D.
PAST CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL COUNCIL ON HEALTH PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
“Dr. N.F. Hanna’s Dying of Health Care is a welcome addition to the American medical care literature. An experienced primary care physician, Hanna brings that practical understanding to the most basic questions about the costs, quality, and access to care of our expensive, underinsured, and exceedingly complex medical arrangements.”
—TED MARMOR, Ph.D.
PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF PUBLIC POLICY, YALE UNIVERSITY
AUTHOR, THE POLITICS OF MEDICARE
“Dr. Hanna’s Dying of Health Care provides a lucid and accessible analysis of the many ways that American medical practices, and the financial institutions profiting from the business of medicine, make us less healthy than we deserve to be, while making medicine far more dangerous than it should be. This book deserves a wide reading.”
—LARRY R. CHURCHILL, Ph.D.
PROFESSOR OF MEDICAL ETHICS, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
“Hanna has provided a thoughtful, engaging analysis of why there is so much waste in the U.S. health care system, and he exposes the financial and human costs of unnecessary care. As a solution, he eloquently argues for the creation of a single-payer system. Even those who disagree with the idea of a single-payer system will benefit from this insightful and important critique.”
—KENNETH LUDMERER, M.D.
PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS
PAST PRESIDENT, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE