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Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer

Author: Brownlee, Shannon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


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Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer : Our health care is staggeringly expensive, yet one in six Americans has no health insurance. We have some of the most skilled physicians in the world, yet one hundred thousand patients die each year from medical errors. In this gripping, eye-opening book, award-winning journalist Shannon Brownlee takes readers inside the hospital to dismantle some of our most venerated myths about American medicine. Brownlee dissects what she calls "the medical-industrial complex" and lays bare the backward economic incentives embedded in our system, revealing a stunning portrait of the care we now receive. Nevertheless, Overtreated ultimately conveys a message of hope by reframing the debate over health care reform. It offers a way to control costs and cover the uninsured while simultaneously improving the quality of American medicine. Shannon Brownlee's humane, intelligent, and penetrating analysis empowers readers to avoid the perils of overtreatment, as well as pointing the way to better health care for everyone.

Category   Subject
Medical   General
Health & Fitness   Reference

ISBN 13:9781582345796
ISBN 10:1582345791
Size:8.23" l x 5.49" w x 1.00" h
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