San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2007
Currently, millions of Americans are not receiving proper healthcare because they have been denied health insurance coverage. At the same time, annual healthcare expenditures in the United States have reached $2.1 trillion, with millions of dollars from those expenditures being wasted on inefficient administrative and management processes. These two patterns frustrated and concerned Dr. Carter V. Multz so much that he was inspired to write a book presenting his solutions for the American healthcare crisis: "American Medicine Mismanaged Care: How We Can Improve Quality, Cover the Uninsured, Add Pharmacy, and Have $Billions Left Over" (ISBN 0741425157, Infinity Publishing, 2005).
"We are the only developed nation that does not provide universal healthcare and the reason is ridiculous -- political support of the insurance business," says Multz, who has over 40 years experience in private practice, managed care and the pharmaceutical industry. He offers a simple and innovative way to limit healthcare costs and insure all Americans in "American Medicine Mismanaged Care."
This groundbreaking approach to resolving the American healthcare crisis aims to provide insurance for all Americans, as well as adding pharmacy, improving the quality of care and quality of administrations, and returning healthcare decisions to patients and their physicians -- in total, saving billions of dollars in the process. Multz suggests using a coordinated, nationwide personal computer-based management system to cut out the overwhelming amount of administrative paperwork currently required of doctors. He contends that the uncoordinated administrative demands of the complex American insurance system contribute substantially to high healthcare costs.
Other consequences of the current healthcare system result in common patient complaints that Multz hears all too frequently -- limiting which doctors patients can see, requiring a visit to one's primary care physician for a referral, frequent changes in pharmaceutical formularies and lack of insurance coverage, or tremendously high costs when a patient leaves or loses a job.
In order for any positive change to occur, Multz asserts that Congress must first open the door and provide healthcare insurance for all Americans. "American Medicine Mismanaged Care" encourages readers to write to their senators and congressional representatives and push Congress to look into his viable solutions. Multz's book is a timely contribution to the nationwide discussion of the bureaucratic failings in the current system and the loss of focus on real healthcare and patient commitment.
Dr. Carter V. Multz resides in San Jose, California, where he has been practicing Rheumatology and Internal Medicine for over 40 years. Multz earned his B.S. in basic medical science at Gonzaga University and M.D. from Stritch-Loyola School of Medicine. He was the founding President and Medical Director of a 250 physician independent practice managed care medical group and has served on advisory committees for PruCare and other HMOs, as a director for several other medical groups and for the California Society of Internal Medicine. "American Medicine Mismanaged Care: How We Can Improve Quality, Cover the Uninsured, Add Pharmacy, and Have $Billions Left Over" (ISBN 0741425157, Infinity Publishing, 2005) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit http://www.GoodMedicineAmerica.com. Publicity contact: http://www.readerviews.com. Review copies available upon request.