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The Resource The truth about big medicine : righting the wrongs for better health care, [edited by] Cheryl L. Brown and John T. James

The truth about big medicine : righting the wrongs for better health care, [edited by] Cheryl L. Brown and John T. James

Label
The truth about big medicine : righting the wrongs for better health care
Title
The truth about big medicine
Title remainder
righting the wrongs for better health care
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Cheryl L. Brown and John T. James
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Many Americans believe that their healthcare is second to none. Most patients, therefore, fail to appreciate the flaws and dangers present while receiving medical care. In fact, the American healthcare industry is one of the great tragedies of this country, which is now being brought to its knees by the medical industry run amuck. The Truth About Big Medicine: Righting the Wrongs for Better Healthcare divulges secrets of the industry, which keep it focused on its own economic needs to the detriment of public health. The cost of American healthcare per person far exceeds other developed countries, yet it delivers life expectancies and infant mortalities that are ranked shamefully low among developed nations. Special interest groups and weak legislation created a "tapeworm" that continues to devour the American economy and shorten the lives of hundreds of thousands each year. Using true stories throughout, the authors illustrate that it is time for the public, students, educators, and legislators to recognize medical deception and secrecy, and to consider clear solutions on how they can achieve a safer healthcare system. A rich variety of authors with experience in revealing unsafe medical practices bring recommendations for changing healthcare delivery by taking an aspect of the healthcare system, identifying its shortcomings, and proposing ways to reduce harm plus correct the injustices. Included are discussions of imaging, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, hospital practices and procedures, and medical malpractice and negligence, among other topics. No consumer of health care should ignore the dangers inherent in the system; this book helps reveal them and suggests useful remedies."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
362.10973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA395.A3
LC item number
T78 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 B-712
  • W 44 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brown, Cheryl L.
  • James, John T.
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  • Medical policy
  • Malpractice
  • Clinical competence
  • Medical errors
  • Medical care
  • Malpractice
  • Clinical Competence
  • Medical Errors
  • Peer Review, Health Care
  • Licensure, Medical
  • Truth Disclosure
  • United States
  • Clinical competence
  • Malpractice
  • Medical care
  • Medical errors
  • Medical policy
  • United States
Label
The truth about big medicine : righting the wrongs for better health care, [edited by] Cheryl L. Brown and John T. James
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical 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
Contents
Introduction : The empowered patient / John T. James and Cheryl L. Brown -- The failure of state medical boards to protect the public / Yanling Yu -- Secrets of the National Practitioner Data Bank and the failure of medical licensing boards, hospitals, and the legal system to protect the public from dangerous physicians / Robert E. Oshel -- Failure and successes of physician peer and performance review / Gerald Rogan -- Dangerous medical devices / John T. James and Stephen S. Tower -- A contemporary review of health care-associated infections / Daniel M. Saman -- Oversight of physician offices : Dr. Welby or Dr. Applebee? / Evelyn V. McKnight -- Prescription drugs : to heal and to harm / John T. James -- After the harm : apology, disclosure, and trust / Cheryl Brown -- The consumer advocates who kicked the hospital-infection nest / Lisa McGiffert -- Medical guidelines and informed consent : routes to safer medical care / Denise Lasater, Cheryl Brown and John T. James -- Medical imaging : does it help? / Kiran Sagar
Control code
ocn880566120
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781442231603
Lccn
2014023249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442231603
  • (OCoLC)880566120
Label
The truth about big medicine : righting the wrongs for better health care, [edited by] Cheryl L. Brown and John T. James
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical 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
Contents
Introduction : The empowered patient / John T. James and Cheryl L. Brown -- The failure of state medical boards to protect the public / Yanling Yu -- Secrets of the National Practitioner Data Bank and the failure of medical licensing boards, hospitals, and the legal system to protect the public from dangerous physicians / Robert E. Oshel -- Failure and successes of physician peer and performance review / Gerald Rogan -- Dangerous medical devices / John T. James and Stephen S. Tower -- A contemporary review of health care-associated infections / Daniel M. Saman -- Oversight of physician offices : Dr. Welby or Dr. Applebee? / Evelyn V. McKnight -- Prescription drugs : to heal and to harm / John T. James -- After the harm : apology, disclosure, and trust / Cheryl Brown -- The consumer advocates who kicked the hospital-infection nest / Lisa McGiffert -- Medical guidelines and informed consent : routes to safer medical care / Denise Lasater, Cheryl Brown and John T. James -- Medical imaging : does it help? / Kiran Sagar
Control code
ocn880566120
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781442231603
Lccn
2014023249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442231603
  • (OCoLC)880566120

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