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Requiem for Doctor Edward Browne
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  • Paperback
  • Jun.04.2009
  • 9781440137716

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Dr. Browne’s associate, Dr. Forbes Q. Hazzig, becomes a zealot for a ‘managed care revolution,’ i.e., cutthroat marketplace medicine. Browne and Dr. Kennes receive irrational, conflicting information from healthcare experts. Propaganda urging doctors into managed care does not make sense. Eld Krone counsels Browne, that rhetoric of a mass movement must be as erroneous as possible, directed towards a splendid future. Joanna Browne, an art historian, plans an ambitious exhibition of Ruskin and J.M.W. Turner. Hazzig’s wife succeeds in eliminating Joanna’s position at the museum; Joanna accepts a position at a distant university; their family is separated. Browne and Kennes discover managed care is based on a Washington bureau deception. The madness begins to make sense! That managed care is an irrational mass movement. Galled by incorruptibleness of Browne and Kennes,...
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Dr. Browne’s associate, Dr. Forbes Q. Hazzig, becomes a zealot for a ‘managed care revolution,’ i.e., cutthroat marketplace medicine. Browne and Dr. Kennes receive irrational, conflicting information from healthcare experts. Propaganda urging doctors into managed care does not make sense. Eld Krone counsels Browne, that rhetoric of a mass movement must be as erroneous as possible, directed towards a splendid future. Joanna Browne, an art historian, plans an ambitious exhibition of Ruskin and J.M.W. Turner. Hazzig’s wife succeeds in eliminating Joanna’s position at the museum; Joanna accepts a position at a distant university; their family is separated. Browne and Kennes discover managed care is based on a Washington bureau deception. The madness begins to make sense! That managed care is an irrational mass movement. Galled by incorruptibleness of Browne and Kennes, Hazzig plots to ruin them: each attempt goes awry infuriating Hazzig. A disastrous push occurs to ‘make marketplace medicine work.’ Dr. Browne receives an invitation to be recognized with Dr. Kennes for their efforts to expose folly of managed care and save the hospital from ruin. Old and full of days, Browne is reluctant to relive his anxious, lonely, devastated past.

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About Richard

The author received medical education at Kansas University Medical Center, and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in internal medicine and rheumatology, and holds memberships in a number of professional societies and board certifications. He was Assistant Clinical Professor of...

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