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Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer
     

Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer

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by Shannon Brownlee
 

ISBN-10: 1582345805

ISBN-13: 9781582345802

Pub. Date: 09/18/2007

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Our health care is staggeringly expensive, yet one in six Americans has no health insurance. We have some of the most skilled physicians in the world, yet one hundred thousand patients die each year from medical errors. In this gripping, eye-opening book, award-winning journalist Shannon Brownlee takes readers inside the hospital to dismantle some of our most

Overview

Our health care is staggeringly expensive, yet one in six Americans has no health insurance. We have some of the most skilled physicians in the world, yet one hundred thousand patients die each year from medical errors. In this gripping, eye-opening book, award-winning journalist Shannon Brownlee takes readers inside the hospital to dismantle some of our most venerated myths about American medicine. Brownlee dissects what she calls "the medical-industrial complex" and lays bare the backward economic incentives embedded in our system, revealing a stunning portrait of the care we now receive.

Nevertheless, Overtreated ultimately conveys a message of hope by reframing the debate over health care reform. It offers a way to control costs and cover the uninsured, while simultaneously improving the quality of American medicine. Shannon Brownlee's humane, intelligent, and penetrating analysis empowers readers to avoid the perils of overtreatment, as well as pointing the way to better health care for everyone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582345802
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/18/2007
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.98(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Too Much Medicine     13
The Most Dangerous Place     43
Your Local Hospital     72
Broken Hearts     96
The Desperate Cure     117
The Limits of Seeing     142
The Persuaders     175
Money, Drugs, and Lies     210
The Doctor Isn't In     238
Less Is More     267
Acknowledgments     305
Notes     309
Index     331

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