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The cost of administering the patient, his files, and the checks he writes and
receives can take a quarter out of each dollar on his bill.44 More goes to the
bankers; in some cases the so-called "legitimate" administrative costs in the
Administrative costs have exploded, multiplying since 1964 by a factor of seven;
laboratory costs have risen by a factor of five, medical salaries only by a factor of
2.46 The construction of hospitals now costs in excess of $85,000 per bed, ...
Canada, France, and Switzerland are now catching up with the United States:
both their age-specific death rates for adult males and their global medical costs
are shooting up.50 The phenomenal rise in cost of health services in the United ...
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The most explosive, uncompromising, thoroughly researched attack on the gravest health hazard we face today: our medical system. In this landmark book, one of the most brilliant social critics of our ... Read full review
The Medicalization of Life
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