The Need for and Aim of this Book
In an April 2019 report on Americans’ biggest worries, Gallup found that “fifty-five percent of Americans worry ‘a great deal’ about the availability and affordability of healthcare.” Rapid changes in the U.S. healthcare system and escalating medical costs are causing uncertainty and financial stress for consumers.
The authors Lawrence W. Lazarus, M.D. and Jeffrey Foster, M.D. aim to help their readers become knowledgeable and active healthcare consumers and replace their anxiety with confidence. They have created a user-friendly guide to help everyone choose the highest quality healthcare and learn how to contain their out-of-pocket costs.
What Is Unique About This Book
· Authors are Physicians and also Past Presidents of a national healthcare association (AAGP)
o With decades of experience in treating patients and their families
o With decades of experience training doctors and doing research
· Endorsements from Physician, Nursing, Social Work professionals
o To help their patients to better understand the healthcare system
· Comprehensive and Practical
o Read as a book; use as a well-documented reference
o Contains many brief healthcare stories showing problems & solutions
· Closely integrated with our website--Never out of date
o All Chapters with continuing updates on our website (www.qualityaffordablehealthcare.net)
o Monitoring over 100 healthcare topics
o Additional website chapter Appendices referred to in the book
§ Provide important additional information without burdening all readers
- All chapters have Key Points for quick preview or review
Value to Healthcare Consumers
The book teaches the reader how to become a confident, knowledgeable and active healthcare consumer. How to know your choices and how to evaluate them. How to contain your costs for quality care. We monitor over 100 health sectors to regularly update chapters on our website www.qualityaffordablehealthcare.net so the book is never out of date. Join our email list for alerts when chapter updates are posted.