Overtreated Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer
List price: $17.00
Buy it from $3.00
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
Description: "My choice for the economics book of the year...it's the best description I have yet read of a huge economic problem that we know how to solvebut is so often misunderstood."David Leonhardt,New YorkTimes 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,Overtreatedultimately conveys a message of hope by reframing the debate over health care reform. Itoffers 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. With a new afterword offering practical advice to patients on how to navigate the health care system.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $17.00
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall