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An American Sickness characters Å 107 read & download An American Sickness A New York Times bestseller Washington Post Notable Book of 2017NPR Best Books of 2017 Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2017 This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America Siddhartha Mukherjee Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The GeneAt a moment of drastic political upheaval An American Sickness is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system and offers practical solutions to its myriad problemsIn these troubled times perhaps no institution has unraveled uickly and completely than American medicine In only a few decades the medical system has been overrun by organizations seeking to exploit for profit the trust that vulnerable and sick Americans place in their healthcare Our politicians have proven themselves either unwilling or incapable of reining in the increasingly outrageou. 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An American Sickness characters Å 107 read & download An American Sickness S costs faced by patients and market based solutions only seem to funnel larger and larger sums of our money into the hands of corporations Impossibly high insurance premiums and inexplicably large bills have become facts of life; fatalism has set in Very uickly Americans have been made to accept paying for less How did things get so bad so fastBreaking down this monolithic business into the individual industries the hospitals doctors insurance companies and drug manufacturers that together constitute our healthcare system Rosenthal exposes the recent evolution of American medicine as never before How did healthcare the caring endeavor become healthcare the highly profitable industry Hospital systems which are managed by business executives behave like predatory lenders hounding patients and seizing their homes Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies whi. I read this book because my colleague and Goodreads friend Divu raved about it and I can see why This book collects up evidence across many domains of healthcare to explain why care is so expensive sub optimally delivered and sometimes low uality in the United States The book is essentially muckraking of the finest sortThe first half is devoted to what is wrong and discusses insurance hospitals physicians drugs devices services billing fake non profits conglomeration the subordination of care to new business models and the ACAHer discoveries are shocking I was a bit surprised that in this book the insurance business is almost the least of our worries The most troubling chapters were those on doctors and the AMA hospitals and on drugs big pharmaceutical companies The problem with doctors can be summed up in one fact In the early 90s the official pledge for the American College of Surgeons saidI promise to deal with each patient as I would wish to be dealt with if I were in the patient s position and I will set my fee commensurate with the services renderedI will take no part in any arrangements such as fee splitting or itinerant surgery which induces referral or treatment for reasons other than the patient s best welfare p 55 emphasis by the authorBy 2004 these bolded ethical limitations were removed Across all medical disciplines many doctors now exploit the destruction of such promises and conduct various kinds of billing chicanery that would make Charles Ponzi blushOver and over again medical businesses conduct the grossest kinds of self dealing and obviously dishonest manipulation of the system for their own gain A key summary of the book s finding is in a table of Economic Rules of the Dysfunctional Medical Market with entries such as 1 More treatment is always better Default to the most expensive option and 7 Economies of scale don t translate to lower prices p 8 There are eight The second half of the book explains how you the patient can engage and resist these forces Basically you have to be super aware of every detail of your care Example She advises for instance that you take note of every single person who visits your hospital room and find out why they re there Why Because someone dropping by for a 5 minute check in may bill you for a consultThis is good stuff but it is also the problem with the book According to the author the only person who can help herself out of this mire is the patient And there s a lot of truth to that But who has time for this No one That is the problem with healthcare today it is essentially an incoherent and contradictory space that makes no sense Why become an expert in your own care when the system s reaction to your situation is essentially randomThe book reads like a gigantic list first of the problems then of the solutions you personally can exerciseSo where is the holistic solution Unfortunately it s only here piecemeal It s there alright The problem is with lobbying at the federal level Our representatives are essentially bought There is a new afterword to the paperback edition that rightly attacks Trump and the GOP but it s not just them Even a cursory browse through will tell you that the Democrats are almost as in hock to big pharma the AMA insurance and the hospital networks as the Republicans Rosenthal is not very vocal in summing it up that the whole system stinks and there needs to be massive regulation and restructuring of the industry and only political semi outsiders like Elizabeth Warren would ever be able to articulate how to do it I mean let s be real The existing leadership has very little to offer because they re employed by the systemIn short I do recommend the book But the solution is to transform healthcare tout court If you want to learn how to do that read T R Reid s The Healing of America A Global uest for Better Cheaper and Fairer Health Care

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  • An American Sickness
  • Elisabeth Rosenthal
  • English
  • 15 April 2018
  • 9781524756208