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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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An American sickness : how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back
Title
An American sickness
Title remainder
how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back
Statement of responsibility
Elisabeth Rosenthal
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Subject
Language
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 uporganically in a shockingly short span of time. The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. An American Sickness is the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
362.10973
Index
index present
LC call number
RA395.A3
LC item number
.R655 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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, Elisabeth Rosenthal
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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1819132
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Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9781594206757
Lccn
2016042934
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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  • (Sirsi) LSC3072055
  • (OCoLC)967133973
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