Thorndike Press

An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

  • Elisabeth Rosenthal
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  • ISBN-10: 1524756202
  • ISBN-13: 9781524756208
  • DDC: 362.10973
  • Shipping Weight: 1.40 lbs ( .64 kgs)
  • Paperback
  • Published/Released April 2017

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It is well documented that our healthcare system has grave problems, but how, in only a matter of decades, did things get this bad? Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms; she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. Rosenthal spells out in clear and practical terms exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship, explaining step by step the workings of a profession sorely lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate a byzantine system and also to demand far-reaching reform.


Customer Reviews

“In this in-depth analysis of a malfunctioning system, Rosenthal makes a compelling case against the hospital and pharmaceutical executives behind the “money chase,” and it’s hard to imagine a more educated, credible guide . . . The patients she interviewed share mind-boggling stories . . . She builds her case with one damning statistic after another . . . Rosenthal presents solutions both personal and societal in this commanding and necessary call to arms.”

— Booklist (starred)