Medicine in Three Societies: A comparison of medical care in the USSR, USA and UK by John FryMedicine in Three Societies: A comparison of medical care in the USSR, USA and UK by John Fry

Medicine in Three Societies: A comparison of medical care in the USSR, USA and UK

byJohn Fry

Paperback | February 12, 2012

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This book is a personal testimony of faith in the future and in the progression to better health and a better life. It is the testament of a rough and ready measuring device - a practising physician who sought to compare and contrast three systems of medical care to see what can be distilled from them to help us all in achieving better services for medical care. Medical care as a human and civic right is the con­ cern of us all. Seeking to live longer and in good health we depend on medical, social and welfare services to attain this goal. Yet it is quite obvious that there are limits and dilemmas that prevent anything but an unsatisfactory compromise. The resources that are available cannot meet all the calls. How then can we make the best use of the resources that we have? This must be the theme for this book. What can we learn from each other for the com­ mon good? Since we all are facing the same common prob­ lems, how do we go about resolving them? For example, how do the medical care services in the USSR, USA and UK cope with an acute heart attack, with a middle-aged woman with depression, with a brain-damaged child, with a road accident or with a case of measles? These are the common human factors involved.
Title:Medicine in Three Societies: A comparison of medical care in the USSR, USA and UKFormat:PaperbackDimensions:249 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 0.02 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401161119

ISBN - 13:9789401161114

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Table of Contents

1 Medical care - common goals and common problems.- 2 National characteristics.- 3 Structure and patterns of medical services.- 4 First contact care.- 5 Specialist Ambulatory care.- 6 Hospitals.- 7 Preventive aspects of medical care.- 8 Public health and social services.- 9 Maternity and child care.- 10 Mental health care.- 11 The greater medical profession - medical manpower.- 12 Education and training.- 13 The present dilemmas of medical care.