Hope or Hype The Obsession with Medical Advances and the High Cost of False Promises

Hope or Hype
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780814408452
  • Druk: illustrated edition
  • januari 2005
  • 335 pagina's
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Medical science has always promised - and often delivered - a longer, better life. But as the pace of science accelerates, do our expectations become unreasonable, fueled by an industry bent on profits and a media desperate for big news? Hope or Hype is a taboo-shattering look at what drives the American obsession with medical miracles, exposing the equipment manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies; doctors and hospitals too quick to order surgery; the politicians; the press; and our own technoconsumption mindset. The authors spread blame for the parade of so-called miracle cures that too often are marginally effective at best - and sometimes downright dangerous. They examine consumers' eager embrace of medical advances, and present riveting stories of the conscientious doctors and researchers who blew the whistle on ineffective treatments. Finally, they provide sane, practical recommendations for the adoption of new developments. The consequences of questionable practices include costly recalls, billions in wasted money, and the pain and suffering of innumerable patients and their families. In short, they must stop.

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Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
illustrated edition
Verschijningsdatum
januari 2005
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335 pagina's
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9780814408452

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651 g
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160 mm
Verpakking hoogte
32 mm
Verpakking lengte
236 mm

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