Your very good health Book Section


Author: Thomas, L.
Editor: Lindsay, C. M.
Article/Chapter Title: Your very good health
Abstract: It has become something of a convenience to refer to the whole endeavor as the "Health Industry." This provides the illusion that it is in a general way all one thing, and that it turns out, on demand, a single, unambiguous product, which is health. Thus, health care has become the new name for medicine. Health-care delivery is what doctors now do, along with hospitals and the other professionals who work with doctors, now known collectively as the health providers. The patients have become health consumers. Several decades of mental health have not made schizophrenia go away, nor has it been established that a community mental health center can yet maintain the mental health of a community. A Health Maintenance Organization, if well organized and financed, will have the best features of a clinic and hospital and should be of value to any community, but the people will expect it to live up to its new name. © 1971 Taylor & Francis. All rights reserved.
Book Title: New Directions in Public Health Care: A Prescription for the 1980s. 3rd ed
ISBN: 9781351503266
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group  
Date Published: 1980-01-01
Start Page: 251
End Page: 256
Language: English
DOI: 10.4324/9781315125213
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Book Chapter: 11 -- Export Date: 2 August 2019 -- Source: Scopus
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