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Publisher Description

Two world-leading doctors reveal the true state of modern medicine and how doctors are letting their patients down.In Hippocrasy, rheumatologist and epidemiologist Rachelle Buchbinder and orthopaedic surgeon Ian Harris argue that the benefits of medical treatments are often wildly overstated and the harms understated. That overtreatment and overdiagnosis are rife. And the medical system is not fit for purpose: designed to deliver health care not health.This powerful exposé reveals the tests, drugs and treatments that provide little or no benefit for patients and the inherent problem of a medical system based on treating rather than preventing illness. The book also provides tips to empower patients – do I really need this treatment? What are the risks? Are there simpler, safer options? What happens if I do nothing? Plus solutions to help restructure how medicine is delivered to help doctors live up to their Hippocratic Oath.

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2021
October 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
University of New South Wales Press
SELLER
Chicago Review Press, Inc. DBA Independent Publishers Group
SIZE
2.6
MB