The Resource The cost of cutting : a surgeon reveals the truth behind a multibillion-dollar industry, Paul A. Ruggieri, M.D

The cost of cutting : a surgeon reveals the truth behind a multibillion-dollar industry, Paul A. Ruggieri, M.D

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The cost of cutting : a surgeon reveals the truth behind a multibillion-dollar industry
Title
The cost of cutting
Title remainder
a surgeon reveals the truth behind a multibillion-dollar industry
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Paul A. Ruggieri, M.D
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Language
eng
Summary
  • " Why is surgery so expensive? Surgeon Paul A. Ruggieri reveals little-known truths about his profession-and the hidden flaws of our healthcare system-in this compelling and troubling account of real patients, real doctors, and how money influences medical decisions behind the scenes. Even many well-informed patients have no idea what may be contributing to the cost of their surgery. With up-to-date research and stories from his practice, Ruggieri shows how business arrangements among hospitals, insurance companies, and surgeons affect who gets treatment-and whether they get the right treatment. Pulling back the curtain from the hospital bed, he explains how to safeguard one's own health (and finances), and how America can make surgery more affordable for all without sacrificing quality care. "--
  • "For a brief moment--and this is difficult to admit--I found myself tempted to schedule the surgery. A completely unnecessary surgery. The operation would have taken me twenty stress-free minutes, she would have gone home three hours later, and I would have been paid close to a thousand dollars. I was presented with every excuse to take out this woman's gallbladder. The only problem: There was no medical reason to do so. Surgeon Paul A. Ruggieri reveals little-known truths about his profession--and the hidden flaws of our healthcare system--in this compelling and troubling account of real patients, real doctors, and how money influences medical decisions behind the scenes. Even many well-informed patients have no idea what may be contributing to the cost of their surgery. With up-to-date research and stories from his practice, Ruggieri shows how business arrangements among hospitals, insurance companies, and surgeons affect who gets treatment--and whether they get the right treatment. Pulling back the curtain from the hospital bed, he explains how to safeguard one's own health (and finances), and how America can make surgery more affordable for all without sacrificing quality care"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
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Ruggieri, Paul
Dewey number
338.4/7617
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Medical care, Cost of
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The cost of cutting : a surgeon reveals the truth behind a multibillion-dollar industry, Paul A. Ruggieri, M.D
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Includes bibliographical references
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Berkley trade paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 300 pages
Isbn
9780425272312
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2014016262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)870919430
  • 729774
  • (OCoLC)ocn870919430
  • 729774
Label
The cost of cutting : a surgeon reveals the truth behind a multibillion-dollar industry, Paul A. Ruggieri, M.D
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Berkley trade paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 300 pages
Isbn
9780425272312
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2014016262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)870919430
  • 729774
  • (OCoLC)ocn870919430
  • 729774

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