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Gibson, Rosemary, 1956-
The treatment trap : how the overuse of medical care is wrecking your health and what you can do to prevent it / Rosemary Gibson, Janardan Prasad Singh
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2010
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 4th Floor  RD27.8 .G53 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Surgery, Unnecessary -- United States
Medical care -- Utilization -- United States
Health care reform -- United States
Physical Description 237 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-232) and index
Contents Dare to look. Voices in the wilderness ; A doctor's tale ; How did we come to this? ; The human face of "too much" ; Are you being nuked? -- Uncertainty, marketing, and money. Uncertainty ; Madison Avenue marketing vs. medicine : a family's story ; Marinated minds ; The chapter you won't want to read -- Learn and live. Bypassing the bypass ; Do it with me, not to me -- Every problem has a solution. Cull the overuse, not the people ; The other inconvenient truth ; A ten-step recovery plan ; Twenty smart ways to protect yourself
Summary Discusses the overuse of medical care, shares stories of well-insured people who received expensive procedures that made their conditions worse, and outlines a ten-step plan to improve patient outcomes across the board
Alternate Author Singh, Janardan Prasad, 1960-

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