The Hidden Health Care System

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Health care policy traditionally views lay people as health care consumers. This groundbreaking book offers evidence of a new perspective: lay people are the primary providers of health care. The family, organized religion, voluntary associations, neighborhoods, and ethnic and racial groups act as a buffer between the individual and the large institutions of modern society. These small social groups or "mediating structures" comprise the hidden non-professional health care system which is Cost Effective, Integral, and Enduring.

Author: Lowell S. Levin, Ellen L. Idler
Publisher: Golden Apple Publications
Published: 05/14/2010
Pages: 296
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.92lbs
Size: 9.21h x 6.14w x 0.62d
ISBN13: 9780975501832
ISBN10: 0975501836
BISAC Categories:
- Medical | Health Policy
- Social Science | Disease & Health Issues
- Family & Relationships | General