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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
Title variation
aHow healthcare became big business and how you can take it back
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 up organically 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"--
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1956-
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Rosenthal, Elisabeth
Dewey number
362.10973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Health care
  • Medical care
  • Medical policy
Target audience
adult
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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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"With a new afterword"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9780143110859
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 425075
  • (HPL)282577
  • 425075
Label
An American sickness : how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back, Elisabeth Rosenthal
Publication
Note
"With a new afterword"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9780143110859
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 425075
  • (HPL)282577
  • 425075

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