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A bitter pill : how the medical system is failing the elderly

Author: John P Sloan, M.D.
Publisher: Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What's worse than the failure of the health care system to adequately care for seniors? The fact that it's actually doing them harm. In A Bitter Pill, Dr. John Sloan investigates the reasons why the medical community is unable to provide lasting health to seniors, concluding that incorrect assumptions have led to the current health crisis among the elderly. In a remarkable argument, Sloan contends that medical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sloan, John P., M.D.
Bitter pill.
Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, ©2009
(OCoLC)430651892
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John P Sloan, M.D.
ISBN: 9781926812045 1926812042
OCLC Number: 701109748
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages)
Contents: The fragile elderly --
Pseudoscience --
Poisonous prevention --
Three blind dice --
The cathedrals of crisis --
Falling between the cracks --
You should see the other guy --
Lock them up and throw away the key --
Nobody asked us --
Starting back.
Responsibility: John Sloan.
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What's worse than the failure of the health care system to adequately care for seniors? The fact that it's actually doing them harm. In A Bitter Pill, Dr. John Sloan investigates the reasons why the medical community is unable to provide lasting health to seniors, concluding that incorrect assumptions have led to the current health crisis among the elderly. In a remarkable argument, Sloan contends that medical measures based in prevention actually do seniors more harm than good, diminishing their current quality of life in the hopes of preventing future disease. Sloan maintains that we must un.

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