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Taking charge of your health : a guide to getting the best health care as you age

Author: John R Burton; William John Hall
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frustrated with doctors' visits that last less than fifteen minutes? Unclear about how to best choose a physician? Confused by our complicated health care system? Experienced geriatricians Drs. Burton and Hall have decades of experience helping seniors navigate this country's complex health care system. They distill that knowledge here, providing you with the information you need to skillfully communicate with your  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Burton; William John Hall
ISBN: 9780801895517 0801895510 9780801895524 0801895529
OCLC Number: 449283163
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 156 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The older patient in today's health care system. Aging today --
The complexity of medical care for seniors --
The health care system. Clinical settings and key programs for seniors --
How will the crisis in health care financing affect you? --
Understanding primary care and how to improve it --
Your doctor's perspective --
Getting the most from your referral to a specialist --
Geriatrics education for all health care providers --
Managing your health. How to take charge --
How to choose a doctor and make the most of your appointment --
Screening tests for seniors --
Managing medications --
Nutrition and exercise.
Responsibility: John R. Burton, William J. Hall.

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They urge older adults to ask questions, become informed, and obtain the care they deserve.  Read more...

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Concise and user-friendly. -- Neil A. Grauer * Hopkins Reader *

 
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