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The Resource An American sickness : how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back, Elisabeth Rosenthal

An American sickness : how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back, Elisabeth Rosenthal

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An American sickness : how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back
Title
An American sickness
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how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back
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Elisabeth Rosenthal
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eng
Summary
"An award-winning New York Times reporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal reveals the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to solve its myriad of problems. It is well documented that our healthcare system has grave problems, but how, in only a matter of decades, did things get this bad? Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms; she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. Rosenthal spells out in clear and practical terms exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship, explaining step by step the workings of a profession sorely lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate a byzantine system and also to demand far-reaching reform. Breaking down the monolithic business into its individual industries--the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, drug manufacturers--that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal tells the story of the history of American medicine as never before. The situation is far worse than we think, and it has become like that much more recently than we realize. Hospitals, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Americans are dying from routine medical conditions when affordable and straightforward solutions exist. Dr. Rosenthal explains for the first time how various social and financial incentives have encouraged a disastrous and immoral system to spring uporganicallyin a shockingly short span of time. The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. An American Sicknessis the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart"--
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An award-winning New York Times reporter reveals expensive dysfunctions in America's healthcare system, outlining practical guidelines for recognizing misleading information and obtaining the care and pharmaceuticals needed to safeguard family health interests
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
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362.10973
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no index present
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non fiction
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how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back
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An American sickness : how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back, Elisabeth Rosenthal
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2877699
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online resource
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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ocn967457127
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780698407183
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2016059334
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computer
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rdamedia.
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n
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remote
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42F8BBFE-AF5E-4172-AEB9-FB375504DE4C
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(OCoLC)967457127
Label
An American sickness : how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back, Elisabeth Rosenthal
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2877699
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn967457127
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698407183
Lccn
2016059334
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
42F8BBFE-AF5E-4172-AEB9-FB375504DE4C
System control number
(OCoLC)967457127

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