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The treatment trap : how the overuse of medical care is wrecking your health and what you can do to prevent it

Author: Rosemary Gibson; Janardan Prasad Singh
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2010.
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Discusses the overuse of medical care, shares stories of well-insured people who received expensive procedures that made their conditions worse, and outlines a ten-step plan to improve patient outcomes across the board.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Gibson; Janardan Prasad Singh
ISBN: 9781566638425 1566638429
OCLC Number: 430192281
Description: 237 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Dare to look. Voices in the wilderness ; A doctor's tale ; How did we come to this? ; The human face of "too much" ; Are you being nuked? --
Uncertainty, marketing, and money. Uncertainty ; Madison Avenue marketing vs. medicine : a family's story ; Marinated minds ; The chapter you won't want to read --
Learn and live. Bypassing the bypass ; Do it with me, not to me --
Every problem has a solution. Cull the overuse, not the people ; The other inconvenient truth ; A ten-step recovery plan ; Twenty smart ways to protect yourself.
Responsibility: Rosemary Gibson, Janardan Prasad Singh.

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Discusses the overuse of medical care, shares stories of well-insured people who received expensive procedures that made their conditions worse, and outlines a ten-step plan to improve patient outcomes across the board.

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Consumer oriented and clearly written, this should prove useful as people increasingly take a more critical look at what health-care providers recommend. Library Journal The Treatment Trap is Read more...

 
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