Health & Fitness

Wall of Silence

The Untold Story of the Medical Mistakes That Kill and Injure Millions of Americans

Author: Rosemary Gibson,Janardan Prasad Singh

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9780895261120

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Describes some of the ways in which medical treatments can go wrong, explains why such disasters occur and how the medical establishment tries to keep problems quiet, and argues for changes to prevent future errors.

The Treatment Trap

How the Overuse of Medical Care is Wrecking Your Health and What You Can Do to Prevent It

Author: Rosemary Gibson,Janardan Prasad Singh

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 9781566639149

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 2766

With health reform enacted by the Congress and signed by the President, the subject matter of The Treatment Trap is a compelling component in the national debate. Taking advantage of Rosemary Gibson's knowledge gleaned from extended experience in the field of medical care and Janardan Singh's similar knowledge but from a financial perspective, the authors explore the most neglected issue in American medicine today: the overuse of medical care, including needless surgery and other invasive procedures, out-of-control x-ray imaging, profligate testing, and other wasteful practices that have become routine among too many American doctors. Their combined reporting and analysis concentrates on the human aspects of this disturbing trend in health care, with personal experiences that reflect poorly on hospitals as well as physicians. They show how money spent for questionable and even useless care is diverting major funds that could be better used to treat patients who are genuinely sick and sometimes cannot afford the extravagant charges of the American health-care system. Their suggestions for reforming the delivery of health care, and their cautions to individual consumers about how to deal with situations they may encounter, make The Treatment Trap essential reading for medical care consumers, health-care professionals, and policymakers alike.

Killer Care

How Medical Error Became America's Third Largest Cause of Death, and What Can Be Done About It

Author: James B. Lieber

Publisher: OR Books

ISBN: 0984295097

Category: Medical

Page: 286

View: 1944

“A succinct, disturbing report on the prevalence of malpractice in modern medicine. ….An imperative analysis that begs for discussion by industry watchdogs and consumers alike.” —Kirkus Reviews “Brilliant...scholarly. A reading of Killer Care makes an immediate personal investment in our own safer patient-centered care logical and worthwhile. ...Killer Care is strongly advised.” —T. Michael White, M.D., former VP and clinical professor of medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; author, Unsafe to Safe “In Killer Care, James Lieber uncovers systemic failures and lack of safeguards in patient safety. His wake-up call not only informs, but provides specific and actionable recommendations for patients and their families. His analysis also points to system fixes that will make being a patient safer for all of us.” —Barbara Mittleman, M.D.; former director, Program on Private-Public Partnerships, Office of Science Policy, National institutes of Health (2006-2012) Each year in the U.S., a quarter of a million deaths are attributable to medical error. If the number shocks, on some level you already knew it was so. Everyone knows someone—perhaps it was yourself—who has suffered miserable treatment in American hospitals, part of the most elaborate, most extensive and expensive health care system in the world. But it is perhaps the most inefficient. Misdiagnoses, wrong prescriptions, operating on the wrong patient, even operating on the wrong limb (and amputating it): these are the consequences of rampant carelessness, overwork, ignorance, and hospitals trying to get the most out of their caregivers and the most money out of their patients. What are we to do? Killer Care lays out the very real danger each of us faces whenever we enter a hospital. But more than that, it spells out what we can do to mitigate that risk. The book is also the story of the remarkable heroes fighting this plague of medical errors—patients and their families, but also doctors and nurses. Starting about twenty years ago, a number of victims and even some perpetrators of these errors began a social movement that offers us vital protections when we are most vulnerable: they have begun a cultural shift that is transforming every facet of health care.
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Internal Bleeding

The Truth Behind America's Terrifying Epidemic of Medical Mistakes

Author: Robert M. Wachter,Kaveh G. Shojania

Publisher: Rugged Land


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 441

View: 7503

Two doctors and experts in the study of patient safety and hospital quality provide a close-up look at the medical errors that occur in America's overburdened, underinsured, and often unaccountable health-care system, furnishing compelling real-life cases of medical mistakes and suggesting basic procedures and remedies to save lives. 75,000 first printing.

Medicare Meltdown

How Wall Street and Washington are Ruining Medicare and How to Fix It

Author: Rosemary Gibson,Janardan Prasad Singh

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442219807

Category: Medical

Page: 152

View: 4105

Medicare affects everyone. If you are a boomer, you are counting on Medicare to protect you from the cost of health care when you retire. If you have turned 65, you already depend on Medicare. If you are a Gen-X or Gen-Y, you are contributing to Medicare from your paycheck. Will Medicare continue to exist as we have known it? Will it be there when you need it? How much will it cost? As the future of Medicare is debated in Washington, Rosemary Gibson and Janardan Prasad Singh shine a light on a rarely-seen side of this storied program: the business of Medicare. Medicare is known as an entitlement for the nation’s seniors. It is also the largest entitlement-based program for any business sector in the US economy. Its beneficiaries include hospitals, doctors, drug companies, device manufacturers, Wall Street investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds, and others that rely on the $600 billion that Medicare spends a year. The ties that bind Wall Street and Washington in the healthcare industry are strong, and they will play an outsized role in determining Medicare’s future. Gibson and Singh reveal how the industry’s interests are often at odds with those of seniors and boomers. While some politicians point to the culture of dependence of the public on Medicare, the authors suggest that policymakers turn their attention to the culture of dependence of the healthcare industry on Medicare, which is the predominant force pushing the program toward a fiscal cliff. The amount of waste in the Medicare program is equivalent to the entire economy of New Zealand. For Medicare to be sustained, this culture of dependence -- and the habits it breeds, namely waste, excessive pricing, and overuse of unnecessary services -- should be the first priority for the chopping block. By parings back the excess, the authors argue, Medicare can be sustained for future generations. This is essential reading for anyone interested in how Medicare works, how it could work better, and where it will go if reforms are not made.
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The Battle Over Health Care

What Obama's Reform Means for America's Future

Author: Rosemary Gibson,Janardan Prasad Singh

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442214511

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 190

View: 911

As the most substantial health care reform in almost half a century, President Obama's health care overhaul was as historic as it was divisive. In its aftermath, the debate continues. Drawing on decades of experience in health care policy, health care delivery reform, and economics, Rosemary Gibson and Janardan Prasad Singh provide a non-partisan analysis of the reform and what it means for America and its future. The authors shine a light on truths that have been hidden behind a raucous debate marred by political correctness on both sides of the aisle. They show how health care reform was enacted only with the consent of health insurance companies, drug firms, device manufacturers, hospitals, and other special interests that comprise the medical-industrial complex, which gained millions of new customers with the stroke of a pen. Health care businesses in a market-oriented system are designed to generate revenue, which runs counter to affordable health care. Gibson and Singh take a broader perspective on health care reform not as a single issue but as part of the economic life of the nation. The national debate unfolded while the banking and financial system teetered on the brink of collapse. The authors trace uncanny similarities between the health care industry and the unfettered banking and financial sector. They argue that a fast-changing global economy will have profound implications for the country's economic security and the jobs and health care benefits that come with it, and they predict that global competition will shape the future of employer-provided insurance more than the health care reform law.

Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System

Author: William M. Sage,Rogan Kersh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521849322

Category: Law

Page: 393

View: 622

This book connects medical liability to broader trends and goals in American health policy.

Talking with Patients and Families about Medical Error

A Guide for Education and Practice

Author: Robert D. Truog,David M. Browning,Judith A. Johnson,Thomas H. Gallagher

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421401027

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 4812

Narrative examples of common situations demonstrate how conversations about medical error can lead to healing.

Budgeting Concepts for Nurse Managers

Author: Steven A. Finkler,Mary L. McHugh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416033416

Category: Medical

Page: 501

View: 8533

An in-depth guide to preparing accurate nursing budgets, this book discusses different types of budgeting, the budgeting process, forecasting, variance analysis, and costing out nursing services. Readers can learn how to communicate effectively with financial managers and assist in the delivery of high-quality patient care at the lowest possible cost.

The Strangling of Persia

Author: W. Shuster

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 144748603X

Category: History

Page: 492

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This early work on Persian history is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains a personal narrative of the late Treasurer General of Persia and his firsthand account of America’s involvement in the shaping of modern day Iran. This is a fascinating work and thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in Iranian history. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


A Neurosurgeon Reveals How Our Health Care System Harms Patients and Protects Dangerous Doctors

Author: Lawrence Schlachter,John Bechtel

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510712607

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 9502

In 1991, the Institute of Medicine released a landmark report, which revealed that as many as 98,000 patients were dying every year owing to avoidable medical error. More recent research indicates that estimate was, if anything, a drastic understatement of the patient-safety epidemic in the US health care system. In Malpractice, neurosurgeon and attorney Dr. Larry Schlachter makes a case that most patients enter the system without any idea of the risks they face, due to a medical culture that denies there is a patient safety problem. He argues that medical culture actively avoids transparency, perpetuates an atmosphere of blind deference to doctors, and protects dangerous doctors from any accountability. Drawing on 23 years of experience, Dr. Schlachter provides unbelievable stories that illustrate the host of risks patients face whenever they seek diagnostic evaluation or go under the knife. This book provides an all-access pass to the inner sanctums of the health care citadel, exposing the cultural flaws that fuel doctor's egos and outlining the steps every patent should take to protect himself or herself.

Widener Law Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Out of the Silence

Author: Erle Cox

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635234481

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4745

All Alan Dundas wanted, when he started digging into the ancient clay river bed on his land, was a watering hole for his stock. In 1900s Australia, the land without a history, the last thing he expected to find was a dome of golden metal beneath his land. Or a series of traps barring his entrance, each deadlier than the last, which drove him in single-minded determination to get to the bottom of the mystery, heedless of what he might find, or what threats he might bring to life out of the silence of the past.


health law professors conference

Author: Drexel University. Earle Mack School of Law

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 400

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Resuscitating American Medicine

Author: Guy L. Clifton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813544281

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 322

View: 560

Addresses the causes and consequences of the breakdown in American health care and proposes a National Medical Quality System that would be dedicated to reducing waste and improving the quality of medicine.

The Enemies of Books

Author: William Blades

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 146555288X

Category: Book-worms

Page: 37

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Agricultural colonies

In Darkest England and the Way Out

Author: William Booth

Publisher: W. Bryce


Category: Agricultural colonies

Page: 285

View: 3765

An analysis of the causes of poverty in England, with some proposed solutions, from the founder of the Salvation Army. The title is a deliberate reference to Stanley's "In darkest Africa," which was published the same year.
Osteopathic Medicine

Philosophy of osteopathy

Author: Andrew Taylor Still

Publisher: N.A


Category: Osteopathic Medicine

Page: 268

View: 6503


Silent Spring

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618249060

Category: Nature

Page: 378

View: 8098

Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.