Worried Sick A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America

ISBN-10: 0807872334
ISBN-13: 9780807872338
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 2/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Nortin Hadler's clearly reasoned argument surmounts the cacophony of the health care debate. Hadler urges everyone to ask health care providers how likely it is that proposed treatments will afford meaningful benefits and he teaches how to actively listen to the answer. Each chapter ofWorried Sickis an object lesson on the uses and abuses of common offerings, from screening tests to medical and surgical interventions. By learning to distinguish good medical advice from persuasive medical marketing, consumers can make better decisions about their personal health care and use that wisdom to inform their perspectives on health-policy issues.

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