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The Resource Hope or hype : the obsession with medical advances and the high cost of false promises, Richard A. Deyo, Donald L. Patrick

Hope or hype : the obsession with medical advances and the high cost of false promises, Richard A. Deyo, Donald L. Patrick

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Hope or hype : the obsession with medical advances and the high cost of false promises
Title
Hope or hype
Title remainder
the obsession with medical advances and the high cost of false promises
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Deyo, Donald L. Patrick
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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Deyo, Richard A
Dewey number
610/.28
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418.5.M4
LC item number
D49 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2005 C-595
  • W 74 AA1
NLM item number
D529h 2005
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Patrick, Donald L
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical innovations
  • Medical technology
  • Medical care
  • Medical care
  • Medical innovations
  • Medical technology
  • Medical care
  • Medical care, Cost of
Label
Hope or hype : the obsession with medical advances and the high cost of false promises, Richard A. Deyo, Donald L. Patrick
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip051/2004022295.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-326) and index
Contents
Can there be too much of a good thing? the hazards of uncritically embracing medical advances -- What's the problem? don't we need lifesaving new treatments? -- Medical innovations and American culture: the call of the sirens -- Why more isn't always better: red herrings, side effects, and superbugs -- Why newer isn't always better: unpleasant surprises, recalls, and learning curves -- Social hazards: what we lose by uncritical use of new treatments -- How things really work: opinion makers and regulators of medical advances -- What will you swallow? how drug companies get you to buy more expensive drugs than you may need -- Making friends, playing monopoly, and dirty tricks: other industry strategies -- Stacking the deck? how to get the "right" answer in clinical research -- "Cancer cured--film at 11:00": the media's role in disseminating medical advances -- Doctors and hospitals: fueling the drive for new and more -- Advocacy groups: Mother Teresa's waiting room -- Holes in the safety net: the FDA and the FTC -- Ineffective. inferior or needlessly costly new drugs -- Medical devices that disappoint -- Ineffective or needlessly extensive surgery -- Weight loss technology: shedding pounds from your waistline or your wallet? -- For doctors: evidence-based medicine -- For insurers and researchers: pay now or pay more later -- For all decision makers: getting value for money -- For government: regulatory approaches to improve the dissemination of medical innovations -- For consumers: shared decision making
Control code
ocm56591961
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 335 p.
Isbn
9780814408452
Lccn
2004022295
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56591961
  • (Sirsi) o56591961
Label
Hope or hype : the obsession with medical advances and the high cost of false promises, Richard A. Deyo, Donald L. Patrick
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip051/2004022295.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-326) and index
Contents
Can there be too much of a good thing? the hazards of uncritically embracing medical advances -- What's the problem? don't we need lifesaving new treatments? -- Medical innovations and American culture: the call of the sirens -- Why more isn't always better: red herrings, side effects, and superbugs -- Why newer isn't always better: unpleasant surprises, recalls, and learning curves -- Social hazards: what we lose by uncritical use of new treatments -- How things really work: opinion makers and regulators of medical advances -- What will you swallow? how drug companies get you to buy more expensive drugs than you may need -- Making friends, playing monopoly, and dirty tricks: other industry strategies -- Stacking the deck? how to get the "right" answer in clinical research -- "Cancer cured--film at 11:00": the media's role in disseminating medical advances -- Doctors and hospitals: fueling the drive for new and more -- Advocacy groups: Mother Teresa's waiting room -- Holes in the safety net: the FDA and the FTC -- Ineffective. inferior or needlessly costly new drugs -- Medical devices that disappoint -- Ineffective or needlessly extensive surgery -- Weight loss technology: shedding pounds from your waistline or your wallet? -- For doctors: evidence-based medicine -- For insurers and researchers: pay now or pay more later -- For all decision makers: getting value for money -- For government: regulatory approaches to improve the dissemination of medical innovations -- For consumers: shared decision making
Control code
ocm56591961
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 335 p.
Isbn
9780814408452
Lccn
2004022295
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56591961
  • (Sirsi) o56591961

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