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The Life You Save

The Life You Save Author Patrick Malone
ISBN-10 9781458759559
Release 2010-05
Pages 482
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Millions of Americans suffer from indifferent, outdated health care; an estimated 40,000 incidents of medical harm happen every day.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.



The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036342608
Release 2009
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The Publishers Weekly has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Publishers Weekly also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Publishers Weekly book for free.



The Medical Malpractice Myth Large Print 16pt

The Medical Malpractice Myth  Large Print 16pt Author Tom Baker
ISBN-10 9781459615656
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 384
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n January 2005, President Bush declared the medical malpractice liability system ''out of control.''the president's speech was merely an echo of what doctors and politicians (mostly Republicans) have been saying for years - that medical malpractice premiums are skyrocketing due to an explosion in malpractice litigation. Along comes Baker, director of the Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut School of Law, to puncture ''the medical malpractice myth'' with a talent for reasoned argument and incisiveness. He counters that the real problem is ''too much medical malpractice, not too much litigation,'' and that the cost of malpractice is lost lives and the ''pain and suffering of tens of thousands of people every year'' - most of whom do not sue. Baker argues that the rise in medical premiums has more to do with economic cycles and the competitive nature of the insurance industry than runaway juries. Finally, Baker offers an alternative in the form of evidence-based medical liability reform that seeks to decrease the incidence of malpractice and also protect doctors from rising premium costs. Having worked with insurance companies, law firms and doctors, Baker brings experience and perspective to his book, which is sure to be important and controversial in future debates.



Summary Measures of Population Health

Summary Measures of Population Health Author Christopher J. L. Murray
ISBN-10 9241545518
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 770
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As life expectancy rates continue to increase in many countries around the world, comparative health assessments based on mortality rates alone give an increasingly inadequate picture of public health. This publication addresses a wide range of key issues regarding the measurement of population health using comprehensive indices which combine data on mortality and ill-health. It considers the various uses of such summary measures, as well as an appropriate measurement framework and specific ethical and social value choices involved. The contributors to this book include leading experts in epidemiological methods, ethics, health economics, health status measurement and the valuation of health states.



Engineering a Learning Healthcare System

Engineering a Learning Healthcare System Author Institute of Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309120647
Release 2011-06-14
Pages 340
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Improving our nation's healthcare system is a challenge which, because of its scale and complexity, requires a creative approach and input from many different fields of expertise. Lessons from engineering have the potential to improve both the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery. The fundamental notion of a high-performing healthcare system--one that increasingly is more effective, more efficient, safer, and higher quality--is rooted in continuous improvement principles that medicine shares with engineering. As part of its Learning Health System series of workshops, the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care and the National Academy of Engineering, hosted a workshop on lessons from systems and operations engineering that could be applied to health care. Building on previous work done in this area the workshop convened leading engineering practitioners, health professionals, and scholars to explore how the field might learn from and apply systems engineering principles in the design of a learning healthcare system. Engineering a Learning Healthcare System: A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary focuses on current major healthcare system challenges and what the field of engineering has to offer in the redesign of the system toward a learning healthcare system.



Preventing Disease

Preventing Disease Author Richard B. Goldbloom
ISBN-10 9781461232803
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 478
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Preventing Disease, the offspring of an extraordinary collaboration between the U.S. and Canadian Preventive Services Task Forces, presents a meticulous and objective review of the published evidence on preventive measures. Examining such diverse and relevant topics as screening for endometrial cancer, exercise counselling for healthy adults, and the evidence for a causal relation between dietary lipids and coronary heart disease, this volume reflects the editors' shared conviction that recommendations for preventive action should rarely exceed what is well justified by the evidence. In the current period, characterized as the Second Public Health Revolution, the authors' hard-nosed approach leads them to ask the tough questions. Are preventive measures cost-saving? Does preventive screening actually lead to treatment in clinical practice? Does the treatment do more good than harm? To what extent does our desire to eliminate causes of serious disability, ill health and premature death cloud our objectivity? All concerned about preventive medicine, community health, and primary care will find valuable stimulation for thought and action in this book: the contributions have gone beyond the rhetoric.



Winning Medical Malpractice Cases

Winning Medical Malpractice Cases Author Patrick Malone
ISBN-10 1941007694
Release 2017-03-01
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Winning Medical Malpractice Cases has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Winning Medical Malpractice Cases also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Winning Medical Malpractice Cases book for free.



8 Steps to a Pain Free Back

8 Steps to a Pain Free Back Author Esther Gokhale
ISBN-10 9780979303685
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 244
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With a fresh approach to a common problem, this self-help guide to overcoming back pain advocates adopting the natural, healthy posture of athletes, young children, and people from traditional societies the world over. Arguing that most of what our culture has taught us about posture is misguided—even unhealthy—and exploring the current epidemic of back pain, many of the commonly cited reasons for the degeneration of spinal discs and the stress on muscles that leads to back pain are examined and debunked. The historical and anthropological roots of poor posture in Western cultures are studied as is the absence of back pain complaints in the cultures of Africa, Asia, South America, and rural Europe. Eight detailed chapters provide illustrated step-by-step instructions for making simple, powerful changes to seated, standing, and sleeping positions. No special equipment or exercise is required, and effects are often immediate.



Quackery

Quackery Author Lydia Kang
ISBN-10 9781523501854
Release 2017-10-17
Pages 256
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What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison—was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious “treatments”—conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)—that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.



Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road Author Richard H. Friedman
ISBN-10 1934833177
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 335
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Rules of the Road has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Rules of the Road also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Rules of the Road book for free.



13 Things Mentally Strong People Don t Do

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don t Do Author Amy Morin
ISBN-10 9780062358318
Release 2014-12-23
Pages 272
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The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Your Mental Strength Everyone knows that regular exercise and weight training lead to physical strength. But how do we strengthen ourselves mentally for the truly tough times? And what should we do when we face these challenges? Or as psychotherapist Amy Morin asks, what should we avoid when we encounter adversity? Through her years counseling others and her own experiences navigating personal loss, Morin realized it is often the habits we cannot break that are holding us back from true success and happiness. Indulging in self-pity, agonizing over things beyond our control, obsessing over past events, resenting the achievements of others, or expecting immediate positive results holds us back. This list of things mentally strong people don't do resonated so much with readers that when it was picked up by Forbes.com it received ten million views. Now, for the first time, Morin expands upon the thirteen things from her viral post and shares her tried-and-true practices for increasing mental strength. Morin writes with searing honesty, incorporating anecdotes from her work as a college psychology instructor and psychotherapist as well as personal stories about how she bolstered her own mental strength when tragedy threatened to consume her. Increasing your mental strength can change your entire attitude. It takes practice and hard work, but with Morin's specific tips, exercises, and troubleshooting advice, it is possible to not only fortify your mental muscle but also drastically improve the quality of your life.



Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet

Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet Author Mayo Clinic
ISBN-10 9780795323362
Release 2011-10-26
Pages 270
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Perhaps you’ve had diabetes for years. Maybe your doctor only recently told you that you have diabetes. Or you’ve learned that you’re at risk of diabetes due to factors such as family history or being overweight. In any of these cases, you’re concerned about your future. Take a deep breath and relax. Yes, diabetes is a serious diagnosis, but it’s a disease you can control. Mayo Clinic has been studying diabetes, and successfully treating people with diabetes, for decades. Now we’re putting our top recommendation—the single most effective step you can take to improve your condition—directly into your hands. The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet is a weight-loss program designed to help you safely lose weight to improve and control your blood sugar. Many Mayo doctors and dietitians have lent their expertise toward helping you in the pages of this book. You’ll learn how to take advantage of these life-changing benefits, as thousands of Mayo Clinic patients are already doing... • Lose weight and improve your blood sugar in just days with a two-week quick-start plan. • Continue losing weight and keep it off with guidance from Mayo Clinic doctors and dietitians, plus the healthy cooking advice of the food and recipe experts at Good Books. • Learn the one trait that most people who lose over 30 pounds and keep it off for five years have in common. • Take advantage of page after page of meal planners, recipes, tips on overcoming challenges and much more. If your idea of having diabetes means going on a “restrictive diet,” you’ll especially like the positive approach of this book. While it’s true that having diabetes requires changes in your life, this book is all about adding good things to your life, not saddling you with restrictions and limitations. Download your copy today and put this good news to work in your life right away!



Ending Medical Reversal

Ending Medical Reversal Author Vinayak K. Prasad
ISBN-10 9781421417721
Release 2015-09-22
Pages 280
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We expect medicine to progress in an orderly fashion, with good medical practices being replaced by better ones. But some tests and therapies are discontinued because they are found to be worse, or at least no better, than what they replaced. Medications like Vioxx and procedures such as vertebroplasty for back pain caused by compression fractures are among the medical "advances" that turned out to be dangerous or useless. What Dr. Vinayak K. Prasad and Dr. Adam S. Cifu call medical reversal happens when doctors start using a medication, procedure, or diagnostic tool without a robust evidence base—and then stop using it when it is found not to help, or even to harm, patients. Drs. Prasad and Cifu narrate fascinating stories from every corner of medicine to explore why medical reversals occur, how they are harmful, and what can be done to avoid them. They explore the difference between medical innovations that improve care and those that only appear to be promising. They also outline a comprehensive plan to reform medical education, research funding and protocols, and the process for approving new drugs that will ensure that more of what gets done in doctors’ offices and hospitals is truly effective.



A Good Man Is Hard To Find

A Good Man Is Hard To Find Author Flannery O'Connor
ISBN-10 9781443440271
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 25
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A family embarks on a fateful road trip, setting out for a vacation in Florida. The matriarch of the family, Grandmother, wants the family to head to Tennessee instead, and eventually manipulates her son into a diversion from their course that will soon lead them into danger. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” is one of author Flannery O’Connor’s best known works. It is also, due to the story’s shocking and violent conclusion, one of her most studied and debated works. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.



Understanding Patient Safety Second Edition

Understanding Patient Safety  Second Edition Author Robert Wachter
ISBN-10 9780071808125
Release 2012-05-23
Pages 320
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Complete coverage of the core principles of patient safety Understanding Patient Safety, 2e is the essential text for anyone wishing to learn the key clinical, organizational, and systems issues in patient safety. The book is filled with valuable cases and analyses, as well as up-to-date tables, graphics, references, and tools -- all designed to introduce the patient safety field to medical trainees, and be the go-to book for experienced clinicians and non-clinicians alike. Features NEW chapter on the critically important role of checklists in medical practice NEW case examples throughout Expanded coverage of the role of computers in patient safety and outcomes Expanded coverage of new patient initiatives from the Joint Commission



U S Health in International Perspective

U S  Health in International Perspective Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309264143
Release 2013-04-12
Pages 420
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The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest. Although life expectancy and survival rates in the United States have improved dramatically over the past century, Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in other high-income countries. The U.S. health disadvantage cannot be attributed solely to the adverse health status of racial or ethnic minorities or poor people: even highly advantaged Americans are in worse health than their counterparts in other, "peer" countries. In light of the new and growing evidence about the U.S. health disadvantage, the National Institutes of Health asked the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene a panel of experts to study the issue. The Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries examined whether the U.S. health disadvantage exists across the life span, considered potential explanations, and assessed the larger implications of the findings. U.S. Health in International Perspective presents detailed evidence on the issue, explores the possible explanations for the shorter and less healthy lives of Americans than those of people in comparable countries, and recommends actions by both government and nongovernment agencies and organizations to address the U.S. health disadvantage.



Handbook of Religion and Health

Handbook of Religion and Health Author Harold G. Koenig
ISBN-10 0199727643
Release 2001-01-11
Pages 728
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What effect does religion have on physical and mental health? In answering this question, this book reviews and discusses research on the relationship between religion and a variety of mental and physical health outcomes, including depression and anxiety; heart disease, stroke, and cancer; and health related behaviors such as smoking and substance abuse. The authors examine the positive and negative effects of religion on health throughout the life span, from childhood to old age. Based on their findings, they build theoretical models illustrating the behavioral, psychological, social, and physiological pathways through which religion may influence health. The authors also review research on the impact of religious affiliation, belief, and practice on the use of health services and compliance with medical treatment. In conclusion, they discuss the clinical relevance of their findings and make recommendations for future research priorities. Offering the first comprehensive examination of its topic, this volume is an indispensable resource for research scientists, health professionals, public policy makers, and anyone interested in the relationship between religion and health.