Trust Me (I'm a Doctor): A Consumer's Guide to How the System Works

Trust Me (I'm a Doctor): A Consumer's Guide to How the System Works

by Phil Hammond, Moseley, Michael Mosley
     
 
How do you spot if your surgeon's a dud? Did you know that coffee-drinking lessens the risk of suicide? That amniocentesis is sometimes performed without ultrasound, putting unborn babies at risk? That one third of the 62 different sorts of artificial hip on the market have not been properly tested? That there are 15,000 practising doctors with alcohol or drug

Overview

How do you spot if your surgeon's a dud? Did you know that coffee-drinking lessens the risk of suicide? That amniocentesis is sometimes performed without ultrasound, putting unborn babies at risk? That one third of the 62 different sorts of artificial hip on the market have not been properly tested? That there are 15,000 practising doctors with alcohol or drug problems? That most cases of AIDS in babies are preventable?
This tie-in book to the popular TV series examines health issues from a consumer's perspective, exposing the myths and the strange reluctance of the medical profession to pass on new findings to patients. Illustrated throughout with anecdotes and quotes from leading practitioners, and written in Phil Hammond's irreverent style, this is the health book that will ensure you'll never be bamboozled by the medical profession again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781900512602
Publisher:
Metro Books
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Series:
Consumer Guide Series
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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