The Truth About Health Care
IN THIS SUMMARY
In his book The Truth About Health Care, David Mechanic explores the challenges facing the United States in providing adequate health care for its citizens and the factors hindering large-scale reform. Medical expenses now constitute 16 percent of the country’s gross national product. Mechanic states that evidence-based practice is the cornerstone of a more functional and efficient kind of health care system and can save the nation a significant amount in health care costs by promoting more prudent and cost-effective spending. He insists that we must develop a system of rationing health care that is open, proper, and prudent.