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The Resource How we do harm : a doctor breaks ranks about being sick in America, Otis Webb Brawley with Paul Goldberg

How we do harm : a doctor breaks ranks about being sick in America, Otis Webb Brawley with Paul Goldberg

Label
How we do harm : a doctor breaks ranks about being sick in America
Title
How we do harm
Title remainder
a doctor breaks ranks about being sick in America
Statement of responsibility
Otis Webb Brawley with Paul Goldberg
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How We Do Harm exposes the underbelly of health care today--the overtreatment of the rich, the undertreatment of the poor; the financial conflicts of interest that determine the care that physicians provide; the insurance companies that don't demand the best (or even the least expensive) care; and the pharmaceutical companies concerned with selling drugs, regardless of whether they improve health or do harm. Dr. Otis Brawley is the chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society and an oncologist with a dazzling clinical, research, and policy career. How We Do Harm pulls back the curtain on how medicine is really practiced in America. Brawley tells of doctors who select treatment based on payment they will receive, rather than on demonstrated scientific results; hospitals and pharmaceutical companies that seek out patients to treat even if they are not actually ill (but as long as their insurance will pay); a public primed to swallow the latest pill, no matter the cost; and rising healthcare costs for unnecessary--and often unproven--treatments that we all pay for. Brawley calls for rational health care, health care drawn from results-based, scientifically justifiable treatments, and not just the peddling of hot new drugs. Brawley's personal history--from a childhood in the gang-ridden streets of black Detroit to the green hallways of Grady Memorial Hospital, the largest public hospital in the UNited States, to the boardrooms of the American Cancer Society--results in a passionate view of medicine and the politics of illness in America and a deep understanding of heath care today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brawley, Otis Webb
Dewey number
362.10973
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA395.A3
LC item number
B72 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goldberg, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical care
  • Medical policy
  • Health care reform
Label
How we do harm : a doctor breaks ranks about being sick in America, Otis Webb Brawley with Paul Goldberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chief complaint -- Brawleyism -- Cadillac care -- Skepticism -- A wallet biopsy -- Red juice -- Tumor promotion -- Defibrillation -- Palpitation -- Saving Mr. Huzjak -- God is calling -- Ole boys' club -- Snuffy's war -- How much protection? -- The Guillain-Barré Syndrome -- Saving Representative Silvio Conte -- The quintessential American -- Faith-based medicine -- The denominator -- From the health fair -- Behind the Blue Curtain -- False guidelines -- Algorithms for judgment -- Saying "Enough!" -- Project LEAD
Control code
1345226
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
vi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781250015761
Lccn
2011035843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1345226
  • (OCoLC)740628608
Label
How we do harm : a doctor breaks ranks about being sick in America, Otis Webb Brawley with Paul Goldberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chief complaint -- Brawleyism -- Cadillac care -- Skepticism -- A wallet biopsy -- Red juice -- Tumor promotion -- Defibrillation -- Palpitation -- Saving Mr. Huzjak -- God is calling -- Ole boys' club -- Snuffy's war -- How much protection? -- The Guillain-Barré Syndrome -- Saving Representative Silvio Conte -- The quintessential American -- Faith-based medicine -- The denominator -- From the health fair -- Behind the Blue Curtain -- False guidelines -- Algorithms for judgment -- Saying "Enough!" -- Project LEAD
Control code
1345226
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
vi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781250015761
Lccn
2011035843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1345226
  • (OCoLC)740628608

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