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Worried sick a prescription for health in an overtreated America

At a time when access to health care in the United States is being widely debated, Nortin Hadler urges that before we commit to paying for whatever pharmaceutical companies and the medical establishment tell us we need, American consumers need to adopt an attitude of skepticism and arm themselves with enough information to make some of their own decisions about what care is truly necessary. Each chapter of Worried Sick is an object lesson regarding the uses and abuses of a particular type of treatment, such as mammography, colorectal screening, statin drugs, or coronary stents. By learning to.

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  • "At a time when access to health care in the United States is being widely debated, Nortin Hadler urges that before we commit to paying for whatever pharmaceutical companies and the medical establishment tell us we need, American consumers need to adopt an attitude of skepticism and arm themselves with enough information to make some of their own decisions about what care is truly necessary. Each chapter of Worried Sick is an object lesson regarding the uses and abuses of a particular type of treatment, such as mammography, colorectal screening, statin drugs, or coronary stents. By learning to."@en
  • "At a time when access to health care in the United States is being widely debated, the author argues that an even more important issue is being overlooked. Although necessary health care should be available to all who need it, he says, the current health care debate assumes that everyone requires massive amounts of expensive care to stay healthy. He urges that before we commit to paying for whatever pharmaceutical companies and the medical establishment tell us we need, American consumers need to adopt an attitude of skepticism and arm themselves with enough information to make some of their own decisions about what care is truly necessary. Each chapter is an object lesson regarding the uses and abuses of a particular type of treatment, such as mammography, colorectal screening, statin drugs, or coronary stents. For consumers and medical professionals interested in understanding the scientific basis for the author's arguments, each topical chapter has an accompanying source chapter in which he discusses the medical literature and studies that inform his critique. According to the author, a major stumbling block to rational health care policy in the United States is contention over the very concept of what constitutes good health. By learning to distinguish good medical advice from persuasive medical marketing, consumers can make better decisions about their personal health and use that wisdom to inform their perspectives on health policy issues."
  • "Argues that American consumers need to arm themselves with enough information to make their own decisions about what medical care is necessary in a work that provides object lessons on the uses and abuses of particular types of medical treatments."
  • "Nortin Hadler's clearly reasoned argument surmounts the cacophony of the health care debate. Hadler urges everyone to ask health care providers how likely it is that proposed treatments will afford meaningful benefits and he teaches how to actively listen to the answer. Each chapter of Worried Sick is an object lesson on the uses and abuses of common offerings, from screening tests to medical and surgical interventions. By learning to distinguish good medical advice from persuasive medical marketing, consumers can make better decisions about their personal health care and use that wisdom to in."@en

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  • "Worried sick a prescription for health in an overtreated America"
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  • "Worried Sick a Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America"@en
  • "Worried sick : a prescription for health in an overtreated America"
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