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Consumer-Driven Health Care: Implications for Providers, Payers and Policy Makers.


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Book Info:

Available at
ISBN: 0-7879-5258-3
928 pages
April 2004, Jossey-Bass
US $55.00

Market-Driven Healthcare: Who Wins, Who Loses in the Transformation of America's Largest Service Industry

Consumer-Driven Health Care
Implications for Providers, Payers and Policy Makers

(Jossey-Bass, April 2004)

Edited by Regina E. Herzlinger
Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow


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By Robert B. Ward, New York Post
July 25, 2004

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April 5, 2004

Observing Healthcare
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By Richard L. Reece, M.D., for HealthLeaders News
March 15, 2004

Booklist Review, 5/1/2003

ForeWord Magazine, July/August 2003


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Professor Herzlinger provides a compelling argument for consumer-driven health care. The health care system has been marked for decades with rising costs and consumer dissatisfaction. Professor Herzlinger challenges the reader to look beyond solutions that are based on what consumers should want to solutions that give consumers what they want."—Barbara Bigelow, Ph.D., co-editor, Health Care Management Review, professor of management, Clark University Graduate School of Management

 "Regina Herzlinger has a formidable reputation as an expert on reforming health care. There are lessons here for all of us who care about reforming our health systems to make them better."
—David Willets, MP, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary and member of parliament, UK.

 "This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to know why the American model of health insurance benefits that has been around for about 50 years is all washed up, and what is most likely to replace it."
—Roger Feldman, Blue Cross Professor of Health Insurance, University of Minnesota

 "No other author in the health field could write a book like Consumer-Driven Health Care, or make the kind of impact that Regina Herzlinger can make on America’s $1.5 trillion health care industry. As one of the health field’s most respected economists and business strategists, Professor Herzlinger can persuade corporate CEOs, Washington policymakers, benefits administrators, and hospital executives to reshape their strategy based on a market run by consumers. Remarkably, for an academic, she can write. This book translates health economics into simple English, reducing the “mystery-inside-a-
conundrum” field into everyday transactions like selecting a health plan that any health care consumer can recognize. Consumer-Driven Health Care will be a top candidate for health care’s 'book of the year.' "
—Russell C. Coile, Jr., consultant, editor, Russ Coile’s Health Trends, and author, Competing On Excellence  


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