Why is medical care in the United States so expensive? For decades, Americans have taken it as a matter of faith that we spend more because we have the best health care system in the world. But as costs levitate, that argument becomes more difficult to make. Today, we spend twice as much as Japan on health care-yet few would argue that our health care system is twice as good. Instead, startling new evidence suggests that one out of every three of our health care dollars is squandered on unnecessary or redundant tests; unproven, sometimes unwanted procedures; and overpriced drugs and devices that, too often, are no better than the less expensive products they have replaced. How did this happen? In Money-Driven Medicine, Maggie Mahar takes the reader behind the scenes of a $2 trillion industry to witness how billions of dollars are wasted in a Hobbesian marketplace that pits the industry's players against each other. In remarkably candid interviews, doctors, hospital administrators, patients, health care economists, corporate executives, and Wall Street analysts describe a war of "all against all" that can turn physicians, hospitals, insurers, drugmakers, and device makers into blood rivals. Rather than collaborating, doctors and hospitals compete. Rather than sharing knowledge, drugmakers and device makers divide value. Rather than thinking about long-term collective goals, the imperatives of an impatient marketplace force health care providers to focus on short-term fiscal imperatives. And so investments in untested bleeding-edge medical technologies crowd out investments in information technology that might, in the long run, not only reduce errors but contain costs. In theory, free market competition should tame health care inflation. In fact, Mahar demonstrates, when it comes to medicine, the traditional laws of supply and demand do not apply. Normally, when supply expands, prices fall. But in the health care industry, as the number and variety of drugs, devices, an
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Bestselling author Hodgman completes his vision with "That Is All," the last book in a trilogy of Complete World Knowledge. Like its predecessors, this book compiles incredibly handy made-up facts into brief articles, overlong lists, and beguiling narratives on new and familiar themes.
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While fishing in an Irish salmonstream one rainy morning, Father Declan de Loughryponders the recent deathbed confessionof his parishioner Kevin Dennehy. It seems Dennehy and his wife, Enda, had been quietly living a lie for fiftyyears. Yet the gravity of their deceptiondoesn't become clear to the good fatheruntil Enda shares the full tale of her suffering, finally confiding "the all of it."Jeannette Haien's exquisite, awardwinningfirst novel is a deceptively simplestory that resonates with the powerof a modern-day myth-an unforgettablenarrative of transgression, empathy, and, ultimately, absolution.
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The Best Ever Book of Money Saving Tips for Veterans: Creative Ways to Cut Your Costs, Conserve Your Capital And Keep Your Cash; is the ultimate guide to saving money and getting rich quick. Filled with the craziest, funniest and most ridiculous money saving tips you can imagine, this humorous, groundbreaking resource shows you how Veterans waste money and provides you with everything you need to transform your life. The Best Ever Book of Money Saving Tips for Veterans is filled revolutionary tips that even the tightest Tightwad would have trouble coming up with. Bright ideas include: * Hanging out your dental floss to dry so you can reuse it later * Finding God to reduce your household expenses * Filling your Thermos at work to reduce your water bill * Fasting to reduce your food costs. Other tips include: * Cutting your bathroom costs by 50% * Changing the perception others have of you * Making your family grateful for the things they have * Getting others to help you save money * Reducing your expenditure on food and other necessities. The savings in this book are so extreme; most Veterans won't be able to implement them. But for those that do, they'll be able to recover the cost of this book after just a few pages. Ask yourself: Are you a cost-cutting warrior willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to save money, or are you a spendthrift Veteran who wastes money?
Bethel Music's upcoming album HAVE IT ALL features 14 new songs centered upon God's nature. His promises and His presence in our lives. Featuring 13 worship leaders from the Bethel Music Collective including Brian & Jenn Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, Steffany Gretzinger, Amanda Cook, William Matthews, Jonathan Helser and more, this album is the first to be recorded live during Bethel Church weekend services since For The Sake of the World (2012). The album captures the refreshing essence of live worship and includes spontaneous moments as those gathered respond in his presence. The album's heartbeat can be summed up by these lyrics from the title track- "You can have it all Lord/Every part of my world/Take this life and breathe on/This heart that is now yours. " HAVE IT ALL is a statement of surrender and hunger to not just bring an offering of praise, but to become a living sacrifice of worship. Written from combination of personal journeys that carried a common thread, the vulnerability, honesty and resilience behind this project will encourage individuals and communities. Like the woman who broke her alabaster jar at Jesus' feet, these songs exhort the corporate church to continue to live without reservation in bringing the Lord our best offering - our fully devoted hearts. Track list- Have It All Greatness Of Your Glory There's No Other Name Mercy Shine On Us Glory To Glory Lion And The Lamb Son Of God Praises (Be Lifted Up) Faithful To The End Heaven Come Spirit Move Thank You Be EnthronedFeaturesAudio CD-Have It All - 2 CDSpecificationsCPC Super: Modern WorshipCPC Primary: Modern WorshipCPC Sub: No ThemeAuthor: BethelPublisher: Provident Distrib- SKU: ANCRD2173265
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2008 release. There is a tradition in classic Black music that goes back to the smooth crooning of Sam Cooke, the earthy gritty sound of Otis Redding, the lyrical beauty of Curtis Mayfield and the unfiltered intensity of Donny Hathaway. It s a combination of church-rooted hallelujah praisin and tell-it-like-it-is storytellin. Few contemporary artists are equipped to carry the torch with any sense of authenticity. Anthony Hamilton may be the sole-indeed, soulful-exception. Simply put, Anthony has proved to be the real deal, as audiences discovered during his countless road treks performing night-after-night before packed crowds of -as he puts it- young thugs, white and black, mothers with babies on their knees, old school G s and kids looking for something they could feel and relate to. SKU: ADIB001G1ACYQ
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Z-Trip - All Pro (CD NEW)Label: DeconFormat: CDRelease Date: 31 Jul 2007No. of Discs: 1UPC: 850717001520Album Tracks1. All Pro Intro2. Something Different3. Sudden Death4. Let the Rhythm Hit Em 20075. Doin It Like This6. Automatic At It7. Go Hard8. On My Side9. I Don't Need This Trouble10. Sure Shot11. Rock, Shock, Break12. Locked And Loaded13. Tom Sawyer
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