From Library Journal
Gulling, a registered pharmacist and adjunct professor of finance, approached educator/writer Pattie Vargas and Consumer Health Information Research Institute director John Renner to help create a guide that would "give consumers accurate information on how to stay healthy; show them how to shop for health care services that are cost effective and medically sound; teach them how to avoid frauds and phonies; and communicate all these things in easy-to-read-and-understand laymen's language." They succeeded admirably. The book is divided into three parts: the first takes the "ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" approach in advocating good nutrition, safety, and health education. The second section covers cost-saving strategies when dealing with the healthcare system. And the last section, "Getting the Bills Paid," contains excellent chapters on insurance, Medicare, taxes, and, briefly, terminal care. Recommended for all consumer health collections.- Anne C. Tomlin, Auburn Memorial Hosp. Lib., N.Y.
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