Disease-Mongers: How Doctors, Drug Companies, and Insurers Are Making You Feel Sick
Wiley, 1992年8月28日 - 304 頁
Supported throughout by testimonies and interviews of prominent physicians and scientists concerned about disease-mongering, it takes an in-depth look at medical professionals who have a stake in keeping their patients convinced that they are, or are in immediate danger of becoming, sick. Examines each of the factors which have contributed to this insidious phenomenon—from an increase in the number of doctors and their specializations to the role of insurance companies. Details how to avoid disease-mongering professionals and how to keep your physician honest when dealing with you. Packed with case studies and anecdotes.
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When the electrocardiogram was found to be abnormal, the doctor ordered, in
succession, ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring, an exercise thallium
imaging of the heart, coronary angiography (an X ray of the coronary artery, a
procedure that carries with it a slight, but real, chance of dying), and an
angioplasty (a procedure that will temporarily clear the arteries but in at least 40
percent of cases won't keep them clear). Four hours after the angioplasty, the
man for the first time ...
Perhaps this is why, in Maryland, the number of angioplasty procedures
performed for peripheral vascular disease of the lower extremities increased
several-fold in the decade between 1979 and 1989, and interestingly, the large
number of these procedures lowered neither the incidence of the more major
bypass operations, which doubled during the same time period, nor the rate of
amputation of the limbs, which remained the same. Dr. Coffman speculated that
the complications of ...
There's nothing wrong with doctors' and dentists' performing procedures to
improve someone's appearance, and indeed many medical interventions are
purely cosmetic. Minimizing the scarring of someone who's been in an accident,
reconstructing a breast following mastectomy, and correcting serious cosmetic
birth defects probably do a lot more to help people than many other medical
interventions that are performed purportedly to lengthen life or to improve
function. But the number ...
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DISEASE-MONGERS: How Doctors, Drug Companies, and Insurers Are Making You Feel Sick用戶評語 - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Disease-mongering—convincing the healthy that they are sick or the slightly ill that they are very sick—is big business, says Payer (How to Avoid a Hysterectomy, 1987). According to Payer ... 閱讀評論全文
Disease-mongers: how doctors, drug companies, and insurers are making you feel sick用戶評語 - Not Available - Book Verdict
Payer's book seems to be addressed to the "worried well'' or hypochondriacs and offers scant comfort to anyone living with any medical condition for which ignoring or minimizing symptoms and simply ... 閱讀評論全文