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Title:
Prepare to defend yourself : how to navigate the healthcare system and escape with your life
Author:
Minson, Matthew, 1961- , author.
Publication Information:
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2014.
Physical Description:
221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Minson pulls back the examination room curtain on the healthcare system, empowering patients and their families to become proactive and knowledgeable users of medical services. Written in a humorous, patient-friendly style, this essential consumer's guide to modern healthcare provides down-to-earth, accurate advice that any reader can use, whether preparing for surgery, dialing 911, or simply getting a prescription filled.
Language:
English
Contents:
The language of medicine: sit, stay, diagnose! -- Medical professionals: you can't tell the players without a program -- Ambulances: you wanna go where everybody knows your number -- Hospitals: what you really need to know before you gotta go -- The admission: you are going in! you are going in! -- About drugs: the dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy -- Medical mistakes: to err is human, but you still need a lawyer -- The business of medicine: the best things in life are free, but I still need your copay -- The future: how foggy is my crystal ball?
ISBN:
9781623491154
Format :
Book