Thorndike Press

How to Be a Patient: The Essential Guide to Navigating the World of Modern Medicine

  • Sana Goldberg
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  • ISBN-10: 1432863800
  • ISBN-13: 9781432863807
  • DDC: 610.69
  • Shipping Weight: 1.60 lbs ( .73 kgs)
  • 598 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released April 2019
  • Simultaneous Publications

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Did you know that patients have statistically better outcomes when their surgeon is female? That you can mark up an informed consent sheet before you sign it, or get second opinions on CTs and MRIs? That there’s a blue book for healthcare procedures, or an algorithm to decide between ER, Urgent Care, and waiting until Monday? In How to Be a Patient, nurse and public health advocate Sana Goldberg walks readers through the complicated and uncertain medical landscape, illuminating a path to better care. This is an invaluable and essential guide for a new generation of patients.