Jost Book Receiving Favorable Reviews from Medical Community

Lexington, VA Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The recent book by Washington and Lee law professor Tim Jost exploring the health care crisis in America has received favorable reviews in several of the country's leading health care research and policy publications.

The book, Health Care at Risk: A Critique of the Consumer-Driven Movement, was reviewed for The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by Richard L. Kravitz, M.D. of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. A free abstract of the review is available, but a JAMA subscription is required to see the entire review.

Another review appeared in Health Affairs, the leading health policy journal in the United States. The review was written by Jill Quadagno, a professor of Social Gerontology at Florida State University. A full text version of the review is currently available.

In the book, Professor Jost examines one of the latest developments in health care, the consumer-driven movement. Jost's thorough and data-driven analysis of the solutions proposed by consumer-driven advocates reveals serious short-comings in the ability of their proposals to provide adequate care, even as consumer-driven health care has gained tremendous momentum as a health care panacea.

Tim Jost is the Robert L. Willet Family Professor of Law and Alumni Faculty Fellow at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. He is the author of Health Care at Risk: A Critique of the Consumer-Driven Movement, Health Care Coverage Determinations: An International Comparative Study and Disentitlement?: The Threats Facing Our Public Health-Care Programs and a Rights-Based Response. He was recently appointed to an Institute of Medicine committee to examine financial conflicts of interest between medical practitioners, researchers, and educators and the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

More information about Professor Jost is available on his faculty web page.

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