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What You Don't Know Can Kill You A Physician's Radical Guide to Conquering the Obstacles to Excellent Medical Care

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ISBN-10: 0061145823

ISBN-13: 9780061145827

Edition: 2007

Authors: Laura W. Nathanson

List price: $16.99
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In 2003, Dr. Laura Nathanson was widowed after the misdiagnosis of her beloved husband. After this tragedy, she was determined to help others protect themselves and their loved ones from similarly preventable health care disasters-and help them benefit from health care miracles. In What You Don't Know Can Kill You, Dr. Nathanson provides a guide to getting the best medical care and navigating our frustrating and often impenetrable health care system. In clear, non-medical language, she shows how to: Flag any signs of misdiagnosis and misleading analysis of symptoms Prevent miscommunication among specialists from having dire consequences Stay safe in the hospital and…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Dr. Laura Nathanson is the author of The Portable Pediatrician , as well as several other books. She has practiced pediatrics for more than thirty years, is board certified in pediatrics and peri-neonatology, and has been consistently listed in The Best Doctors in America .

Introduction
The Dicey Diagnosis
Breaking All the Rules
Tracking the Story
Red Flags: Physician Narratives
Red Flags: Radiology Reports
Red Flags: Medical Volleyball
The Monster
Red Flags: Pathology Reports
You Can't Tell the Players Without a Program
Home Again, Hospital Again, Home Again
In the Hospital
The Sensitive Sentinel
The Vigilant Sentinel
The Hypervigilant Sentinel
The Sentinel in Transit
Afterwards
Aftermath
Coping and Questioning
An Exercise in Futility
Afterthoughts
Workbook
The Case of Lily the Cheerleader
First, Get Your Chart
Four Crucial Stacks
Clinical Physician Narratives
Data Reports
Imaging Study Reports
Pathology Study Reports
Pulling It All Together
Managed Care
Glossary