Clear Answers: The Economics and Politics of For-Profit Medicine by Kevin TaftClear Answers: The Economics and Politics of For-Profit Medicine by Kevin Taft

Clear Answers: The Economics and Politics of For-Profit Medicine

byKevin Taft, Gillian Steward

Paperback | March 1, 2000

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The Government of Alberta under Ralph Klein has asked a reasonable question: can health care be better provided partly as a private, for-profit product rather than as a not-for-profit public service? But-despite the claims of advocates for market-driven medicine-private hospitals are neither cheaper nor more efficient than public ones. Clear Answers summarizes the huge body of evidence showing that they are more expensive and less efficient.
Kevin Taft never thought he'd be a politician. A public policy analyst and head of his own Edmonton-based consulting company, Kevin's life took a sharp turn when he returned to Alberta in 1994 after a year away studying for a business degree. "Alberta had changed," he recalls. "The government was gutting our health care system without...
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Title:Clear Answers: The Economics and Politics of For-Profit MedicineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.35 × 4.51 × 0.32 inPublished:March 1, 2000Publisher:The university of Alberta PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1552200833

ISBN - 13:9781552200834

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Exploring both sides of a furious debate, here is a thought-provoking book about a healthcare system in crisis. Kevin Taft and Gillian Steward`s Clear Answers: The Economics and Politics of For-Profit Medicine takes a look at both sides of the argument and, with the aid of numerous authorities in the field, produces some conclusions that are surprisingly one-sided. This fascinating book explores the on-going debate and posits time and time again that market-driven medicine and private hospitals are neither cheaper nor more efficient than public.  

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"an important book for Alberta's future and the more people who read it, the more discussion there will be about health care." Charles Rusnell, Edmonton Journal