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Author Brownlee, Shannon.

Title Overtreated : why too much medicine is making us sicker and poorer / Shannon Brownlee
Edition First U.S. edition
Published New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2007


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 MELB  362.10973 Bro/Owt  AVAILABLE
Description 343 pages ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Too much medicine -- 2. The most dangerous place -- 3. Your local hospital -- 4. Broken hearts -- 5. The desperate cure -- 6. The limits of seeing -- 7. The persuaders -- 8. Money, drugs, and lies -- 9. The doctor isn't in -- 10. Less is more
Summary "In this eye-opening book, Shannon Brownlee takes readers inside the hospital to dismantle some of our most venerated myths about American medicine. Using vivid examples of real patients and physicians, Overtreated debunks the idea that most of medicine is based on sound science, and shows how our health care system delivers huge amounts of unnecessary care that is not only expensive and wasteful but can actually imperil the health of patients."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-330) and index
Subject Medical care -- Utilization -- United States.
Medical care -- United States.
Drug Utilization.
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions.
Health Care Costs.
Process Assessment (Health Care)
United States.
LC no. 2007021968
ISBN 1582345791 (paperback)
1582345805 (hbk)
9781582345796 (paperback)
9781582345802 (hbk)