Home-Centered Health Care: The Populist Transformation of the American Health Care System.

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Magee, Mike. Home-Centered Health Care: The Populist Transformation of the American Health Care System. New York, N.Y.: Spencer Books, 2007; www.spencerbooks.com.

This book offers a vision for today's complex and unruly health care landscape. It deciphers the intersecting megatrends of aging, consumerism, and the Internet, leading those paths to a single common destination--the home. By focusing on the home, the "ethical playing field" in health care is leveled--new information technology can be made available to all in equal doses, connecting family members to each other and to their caregivers through the use of new decision-making and planning tools that allow patients to get ahead of the "disease curve." By providing an organizing vision that is both efficient...

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