By (author) Shannon Brownlee
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Overtreated by Shannon Brownlee
Book DescriptionOur 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, "Overtreated" ultimately conveys a message of hope by reframing the debate over health care reform. It offers 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781582345796
(209mm x 162mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Shannon Brownlee
Shannon Brownlee's stories and essays about medicine, health care, and biotechnology have appeared in such publications as the" Atlantic Monthly," the" New York Times Magazine," the" New Republic," and "Time." Born and raised in Honolulu, she holds a master's degree in biology from the University of California. She is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. Brownlee lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband and son.
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