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Overtreated : why too much medicine is making us sicker and poorer

Author: Shannon Brownlee
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A critique of the modern-day American health-care system looks at the potential consequences of overtreatment, revealing how modern medicine provides huge amounts of unnecessary care that is wasteful, expensive, and dangerous to the health of patients.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brownlee, Shannon.
Overtreated.
New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2007
(DLC) 2007021968
(OCoLC)137325161
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shannon Brownlee
ISBN: 9781596917293 1596917296
OCLC Number: 681441593
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (343 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Too much medicine --
2. The most dangerous place --
3. Your local hospital --
4. Broken hearts --
5. The desperate cure --
6. The limits of seeing --
7. The persuaders --
8. Money, drugs, and lies --
9. The doctor isn't in --
10. Less is more --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Shannon Brownlee.
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A critique of the modern-day American health-care system looks at the potential consequences of overtreatment, revealing how modern medicine provides huge amounts of unnecessary care that is wasteful, expensive, and dangerous to the health of patients.

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