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Torrey, Trisha
You bet your life! : the 10 mistakes every patient makes : how to fix them to get the health care you deserve / Trisha Torrey
Minneapolis, MN : Langdon Street Press, 2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  RA395.A3 T67 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Medical care -- United States
Health insurance -- United States
Patient advocacy
Physical Description 318 p. ; 23 cm
Contents Why do patients make so many mistakes? -- Mistake #1: thinking your health care is focused on you, the patient -- Fix #1: an emPatient refocuses the system to get the healthcare he deserves -- Mistake #2: thinking doctors put their patients' needs first -- The providers hodgepodge -- Who's who and what do they do? -- Fix #2: An emPatient's strategy for choosing Doctor Right -- Mistake #3: not confirming your diagnosis -- Fix #3: how an emPatient gets the right diagnosis -- Mistake #4: thinking you've been told about all your treatment options -- Fix #4: how an emPatient uncovers new treatment options -- How an emPatient makes a medical decision -- Mistake #5: thinking you are safe in the hands of the healthcare system -- Fix #5: an emPatient's approach to staying safe in a healthcare environment -- Mistake #6: not understanding the reach or risk of medical records -- Fix #6: how an emPatient gets, understands, uses, and protects her medical records -- Mistake #7: spending time in the hospital unless it's absolutely necessary -- Fix #7: an emPatient's approach to a safer hospital stay -- Mistake #8: using the internet without a compass to find health information -- Fix #8: how an emPatient navigates internet health information -- Mistake #9: believing all medical researchers are searching for cures -- Fix #9: an emPatient's guide to medical research -- Mistake #10: letting the media determine your medical choices -- Fix #10: an emPatient's guide to reading between the headlines -- Prevention: avoiding the whole ugly healthcare mess -- What's next? The emPatient and the future of American healthcare
Summary Part expose and part toolkit. Explains why the healthcare system is so dysfunctional and how that hurts patients. Find tactics to use to get the help you need
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-318)
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