How we do harm : a doctor breaks ranks about being sick in America / Otis Webb Brawley, with Paul Goldberg.
By: Brawley, Otis Webb.
Contributor(s): Goldberg, Paul.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: vi, 304 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780312672973; 0312672977.Subject(s): Medical care -- United States | Medical policy -- United States | Health care reform -- United StatesDDC classification: 362.1/0973
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-304).
Three from the Gradys. Chief complaint ; Brawleyism ; Cadillac care ; Skepticism ; A wallet biopsy -- Failure is the system. Red juice ; Tumor promotion ; Defibrillation ; Palpitation ; Saving Mr. Huzjak ; God is calling -- More is better. Ole boys' club ; Snuffy's war ; How much protection? ; The Guillain-Barré Syndrome ; Saving Representative Silvio Conte ; The quintessential American ; Faith-based medicine -- Evidence-based medicine. The denominator ; From the health fair ; Behind the Blue Curtain ; False guidelines ; Algorithms for judgment ; Saying "Enough!" ; Project LEAD.
Dr. Brawley exposes the underbelly of healthcare today--the under-treatment of the poor, the over-treatment of the rich, the financial conflicts of interests physicians face, insurance that doesn't demand the best (or even cheapest) care, and a pharmaceutical behemoth concerned with selling drugs, not providing health.