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One of the points made by the author early on in the book was how the American Health Care system seems designed for frustration and expense. Americans are pretty isolated from the rest of the world so they do not realize that there are medical systems that work much better and cost much less. She points out that many European nations have universal health care and their taxes are no higher than ours, in fact the systems work to eliminate many of the costly problems with the American system. That said she goes on to explain how to work our system to your best advantage.
For example the author recommends that sick people have a patient advocate; preferably an adult who is educated, tactful, feisty, and unemployed. It's hard for a patient to be his or her own advocate because it's hard to be tactful and feisty when you're sick. It may also be difficult to spend the time required to educate yourself if you are sick, or have a full-time job. She points out that patient safety is related to how well that advocate understands the health care system and procedures.
The book lists out patient responsibilities and rights and lets you know where to go to find out more, or place complaints. This is the best thing about this book. It is loaded with references, email addresses and names of agencies you might need. The author includes long lists of questions to ask doctors about themselves and about procedures. It would be worth buying this book for the lists of questions.
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Very specific about the steps to follow to get the right medical care. Easy to understand, well documented, and organized by topic. Loaded with the top medical web sites recommend by the American Medical Library Association.
As part of the medical team at Stanford Hospital, I am confident that this book is an asset for our community!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't read this. I just want this off my non-reviewed list. I went over my head getting books that I didn't really had the time to read. Read morePublished on September 26, 2013 by DNCB
Each one of us needs to read the Patient Bill of Rights. Its got all that we need to know right there. Read morePublished on December 21, 2012 by Mustang Beam