The Life You Save

The Life You Save

Nine Steps to Finding the Best Medical Care--and Avoiding the Worst

Book - 2009
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Millions of Americans suffer from indifferent, outdated health care; an estimated 40,000 incidents of medical harm happen every day. The good news is that you can prevent this from happening to you or a family member. Better yet, you can find the very best care in the world. Patrick Malone's sensible advice and real-life anecdotes will inspire you to take charge of your own health care, make the best choices, and avoid serious harm. With the "Necessary Nine"--the essential steps to finding the best medical care-- The Life You Save offers vital information such as:

* The single most important question you can ask your doctor
* When to know you have symptoms your doctor should not shrug off
* Checklists to help you get out of the hospital in one piece
* Where to locate the best surgeons and safest hospitals
Publisher: Camabridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2009
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition
ISBN: 9780738213040
0738213047
Branch Call Number: 362.1068 Ma
Characteristics: viii, 296 pages ; 23 cm

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