Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-229) and index.
The professional regime -- Precursors of change -- The triumph of market theory -- The Federal Trade Commission takes the lead -- The AMA case -- A question of jurisdiction -- Drawing the line between clinical and business practices -- The quest for antitrust relief -- The demonization of managed care.
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America's market-based health care system is the product of a revolution that overthrew the medical monopoly in the late 1970s. This book tells how this revolution came into being when the US Supreme Court and Congress prompted the antitrust agencies of the federal government to change the rules of the health care system.