The Slippery Slope of Healthcare: Why Bad Things Happen to Healthy Patients and How to Avoid Them

Author:   Steven Z. Kussin
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield
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9781538121627


Pages:   336
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Steven Z. Kussin
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield
Imprint:   Rowman & Littlefield
Dimensions:   Width: 16.10cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 23.90cm
Weight:   0.635kg
ISBN:  

9781538121627


ISBN 10:   153812162
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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This is one of the best healthcare books I've read in years: Clear, provocative, empowering and often funny, The Slippery Slope of Healthcare offers a much-needed dose of honesty in a healthcare industry that often confuses, bullies and overwhelms. You don't have to be a patient to pick up this book. This one should be read by anyone who's interested in learning how to be a good advocate for a loved one.--Mackenzie Dawson, New York Post Dr. Steven Z. Kussin is that extraordinary rarity: a writer on a professional, often technical, subject who writes in a clear, accessible, entertaining--and, of all things, witty--style. His new book, The Slippery Slope of Healthcare: Why Bad Things Happen to Healthy Patients and How to Avoid Them, is both a timely wake-up call on how to avoid the many pitfalls of unnecessary and sometimes even dangerous health care, and a stylistic joy to read. Much of our accumulated medical wisdom, he writes, is out of date, out of the question, or created out of the blue by bad evidence. He thereby primes us for his critical analysis of much of today's healthcare for the well. He also makes this reader say, Man, I wish I had written that sentence! After reading The Slippery Slope of Healthcare, you'll never think about medical advice in quite the same way again.--Thomas Cathcart, co-author with Daniel Klein of the New York Times bestseller, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes


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Steven Kussin, MD, is a physician, author, television commentator, and a pioneer in the Shared Decision movement. He founded and led his clinical practice for three decades. He then wrote, Doctor, Your Patient Will See You Now: Gaining the upper hand in your medical care (Rowman & Littlefield). He founded The Shared Decision Center in Central New York. It was one of the first private independent practices of its type in the country and served consumers across the nation. He retired from his center in 2015.

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