Surviving Your Doctors: Why the Medical System is Dangerous to Your Health and How to Get Through it Alive

Surviving Your Doctors: Why the Medical System is Dangerous to Your Health and How to Get Through it Alive

by Richard S. Klein
     
 

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Surviving Your Doctors, with its in-depth explanations, guidance, and direction will be the basic training manual patients need to work their way through the health care maze. It serves as a map of the medical minefield, told from the perspective ofa doctor yet designed to reveal the faults in the system and the things that can and do go wrong during the course of

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Surviving Your Doctors, with its in-depth explanations, guidance, and direction will be the basic training manual patients need to work their way through the health care maze. It serves as a map of the medical minefield, told from the perspective ofa doctor yet designed to reveal the faults in the system and the things that can and do go wrong during the course of both routine and special procedures and office visits. Filled with real stories of medical mishaps, anecdotes, and checklists, this bookwill walk readers through major areas of the medical world - from the doctor's office to the pharmacy, from the laboratory to the ER - giving them a clearer picture of how things really work, what healthcare workers really think, and how to take back control of their health and the care they receive. Here, Klein covers such topics as: " Health insurance " Hospital stays " Emergency room visits " Routine office visits and tests " Special health concerns

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442201415
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/16/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
File size:
571 KB

Meet the Author

Richard S. Klein, M.D., is a practicing physician specializing in internal medicine and infectious diseases. An associate professor of medicine, Dr. Klein also teaches at New York Medical College. He is the author of From Anecdote to Antidote.

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