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Taming the Beloved Beast:
How Medical Technology Costs Are Destroying Our Health Care System
Daniel Callahan

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"Dan Callahan is one of the most important thinkers in health care today. Love him or hate him, you need to reckon with his ideas. Taming the Beloved Beast is a direct challenge to the central health care issue of our time--the capability and cost of medical care."--David Cutler, Harvard University

"An extraordinarily clear and important contribution. Callahan argues that many new medical technologies yield only very marginal benefits relative to their high costs for the majority of those who receive them. This book should be of interest to everyone who is involved in any way with health care policy and health reform issues."--Leonard M. Fleck, Michigan State University

"This is the only major book of which I am aware that places the escalating costs of medical technology at the center of the health care reform maelstrom. Callahan explains why we are facing a serious and urgent crisis in health care spending and why a cultural revolution is needed to bring about meaningful and sustainable change."--Alan B. Cohen, Boston University Health Policy Institute

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