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Catastrophic Care
Catastrophic Care
Written by David Goldhill
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345802736
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Catastrophic Care
Why Everything We Think We Know about Health Care Is Wrong
Written by David Goldhill


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $16.95

In 2007 David Goldhill’s father died from infections acquired in a well-regarded New York hospital. The bill, for several hundred thousand dollars, was paid by Medicare. Angered, Goldhill became determined to understand how it was possible that well-trained personnel equipped with world-class technologies could be responsible for such inexcusable carelessness—and how...

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Catastrophic Care
Catastrophic Care
Written by David Goldhill
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307961556
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Catastrophic Care
How American Health Care Killed My Father--and How We Can Fix It
Written by David Goldhill


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $12.99

A visionary investigation that will change the way we think about health care: how and why it is failing, why expanding coverage will actually make things worse, and how our health care can be transformed into a transparent, affordable, successful system.
In 2007, David Goldhill’s father died from infections acquired in a...

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Catastrophic Care
Catastrophic Care
Written by David Goldhill, Read by Dean Sluyter
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385364027
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Catastrophic Care
How American Health Care Killed My Father--and How We Can Fix It
Written by David Goldhill
Read by Dean Sluyter


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $22.50

A visionary investigation that will change the way we think about health care: how and why it is failing, why expanding coverage will actually make things worse, and how our health care can be transformed into a transparent, affordable, successful system.
In 2007, David Goldhill’s father died from infections acquired in a...

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Overdiagnosed
Overdiagnosed
Written by H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz and Steve Woloshin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807021996
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Overdiagnosed
Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health
Written by H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz and Steve Woloshin


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $15.00

A complex web of factors has created the phenomenon of overdiagnosis: the popular media promotes fear of disease and perpetuates the myth that early, aggressive treatment is always best; in an attempt to avoid lawsuits, doctors have begun to leave no test undone, no abnormality overlooked; and profits are being made...

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Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care
The Inside Story of a Century-Long Battle
Written by Stuart Altman


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $11.99

Essential reading for every American who must navigate the US health care system.

Why was the Obama health plan so controversial and difficult to understand? In this readable, entertaining, and substantive book, Stuart Altman—internationally recognized expert in health policy and adviser to five US presidents—and fellow health care specialist David Shactman explain... Read more >
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Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care
Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care
Written by Stuart Altman and David Shactman, Foreword by John Kerry
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616144562
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Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care
The Inside Story of a Century-Long Battle
Written by Stuart Altman and David Shactman
Foreword by John Kerry


Format: Hardcover, 429 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $26.00

Essential reading for every American who must navigate the US health care system.

Why was the Obama health plan so controversial and difficult to understand? In this readable, entertaining, and substantive book, Stuart Altman—internationally recognized expert in health policy and adviser to five US presidents—and fellow health care specialist David Shactman explain... Read more >
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Profit Is Not the Cure
Profit Is Not the Cure
Written by Maude Barlow
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551995267
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Profit Is Not the Cure
A Citizen's Guide to Saving Medicare
Written by Maude Barlow


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 18, 2011
Price: $9.99

On July 12, 1966, the Medical Care Insurance Act was passed by the federal House of Commons after a ferocious public debate that pitted the vast majority of Canadians against a powerful alliance of business, insurance companies, and doctors.

More than thirty years later, the same battle is being fought all over... Read more >
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Powerful Medicines
Powerful Medicines
Written by Jerry Avorn, M.D.
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307489753
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Powerful Medicines
The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs
Written by Jerry Avorn, M.D.


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

If you believe that the latest blockbuster medication is worth a premium price over your generic brand, or that doctors have access to all the information they need about a drug’s safety and effectiveness each time they write a prescription, Dr. Jerry Avorn has some sobering news. Drawing on more than... Read more >
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Biomedical Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Written by Howard B. Radest
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591024231
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Biomedical Ethics
Humanist Perspectives of Humanism Today
Written by Howard B. Radest


Format: Hardcover, 236 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2006
Price: $30.99

Biomedical ethics raises a host of humanistic issues. Among these are human dignity, personal autonomy, quality of life, and access to care for all. Now, more than ever, scientific discoveries and medical technologies prompt us to rethink older perspectives. Humanists have an unprecedented opportunity to shape the moral agenda of the... Read more >
Trust is Not Enough
Trust is Not Enough
Written by David J. Rothman and Sheila M. Rothman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590171400
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Trust is Not Enough
Bringing Human Rights to Medicine
Written by David J. Rothman and Sheila M. Rothman


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: June 6, 2006
Price: $24.95

Addresses the issues at the heart of international medicine and social responsibility.

During the last half-century many international declarations have proclaimed health care to be a fundamental human right. But high aspirations repeatedly confront harsh realities, in societies both rich and poor. To illustrate this disparity, David and Sheila Rothman bring together... Read more >
Powerful Medicines
Powerful Medicines
Written by Jerry Avorn, M.D.
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400030781
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Powerful Medicines
The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs
Written by Jerry Avorn, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $15.95

If you believe that the latest blockbuster medication is worth a premium price over your generic brand, or that doctors have access to all the information they need about a drug’s safety and effectiveness each time they write a prescription, Dr. Jerry Avorn has some sobering news. Drawing on more than... Read more >
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Powerful Medicines
Powerful Medicines
Written by Jerry Avorn, M.D.
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375414831
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Powerful Medicines
The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs
Written by Jerry Avorn, M.D.


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
On Sale: August 17, 2004
Price: $27.50

If you believe that the latest blockbuster medication is worth a premium price over your generic brand, or that doctors have access to all the information they need about a drug’s safety and effectiveness each time they write a prescription, Dr. Jerry Avorn has some sobering news. Drawing on more than... Read more >
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