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Doctor, your patient will see you now : gaining the upper hand in your medical care

Author: Steven Z Kussin
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Offering an insider's perspective, the author teaches readers how to be better patients in order to get better care, offers access to industrial-strength resources, and promotes an attitude that will prevent alienation and manipulation.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Z Kussin
ISBN: 9781442210608 1442210605 9781442210592 1442210591
OCLC Number: 811338341
Description: xvii, 307 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. War : the battle of medical epistemologies --
pt. 2. A medical day. The office ; The hospital ; Medical on-call ; The emergency room --
pt. 3. Choosing your doctor. Introduction ; College and medical school : setting the stage ; Brains ; Communication ; Empathy ; Style ; Second opinions --
pt. 4. Choosing your hospital. Introduction ; Staying local ; Abandon ship! ; Searching for solutions --
pt. 5. Hospital dangers and how to prevent them. Introduction ; Medication errors ; Hospital-acquired infections ; Isolation.
Responsibility: Steven Z. Kussin.

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Offering an insider's perspective, the author teaches readers how to be better patients in order to get better care, offers access to industrial-strength resources, and promotes an attitude that will prevent alienation and manipulation.

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Primers on how to get the best possible medical care can be boring. This one is not. It opens dramatically, with a teenage driver crashing into the author's car, which ended his 30 years in clinical Read more...

 
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