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The Resource Less medicine, more health : 7 assumptions that drive too much medical care, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch

Less medicine, more health : 7 assumptions that drive too much medical care, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch

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Less medicine, more health : 7 assumptions that drive too much medical care
Title
Less medicine, more health
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7 assumptions that drive too much medical care
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Dr. H. Gilbert Welch
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eng
Summary
"Eat smart, exercise regularly, and get routine health screenings," the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advises the public in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And that is absolutely true - except for the checkup part. The American public has been sold the idea that seeking medical care is one of the most important steps to maintain wellness. However, surprisingly, medical care is not in fact well correlated with good health. The major determinants of health are outside individual medical care. Dr. Gilbert Welch pushes against established wisdom, and suggests that medical care may be too aggressive. From his twenty-five years of medical practice and research, Welch explains that excessive medical care is often powered by economics and lawyers. But American medical care would not exist in this state if the general public did not harbor powerful assumptions about the value of tests and treatments - a number of which are just plain wrong. "--
Summary
Eat smart, exercise regularly, and get routine health screenings," the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advises the public in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And that is absolutely true - except for the checkup part. The American public has been sold the idea that seeking medical care is one of the most important steps to maintain wellness. However, surprisingly, medical care is not in fact well correlated with good health. The major determinants of health are outside individual medical care. Welch explains that excessive medical care is often powered by economics and lawyers. But American medical care would not exist in this state if the general public did not harbor powerful assumptions about the value of tests and treatments - a number of which are just plain wrong
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10414877
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Welch, H. Gilbert
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362.1
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Health risk assessment
  • Medicare
  • Health Status Indicators
  • MEDICAL / Diagnosis
  • MEDICAL / Health Risk Assessment
  • MEDICAL / Public Health
  • Health risk assessment
  • Medicare
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adult
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7 assumptions that drive too much medical care
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Less medicine, more health : 7 assumptions that drive too much medical care, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Our enthusiasm for everything medical -- Assumption #1. All risks can be lowered -- Assumption #2. It's always better to fix the problem -- Assumption #3. Sooner is always better -- Assumption #4. It never hurts to get more information -- Assumption #5. Action is always better than inaction -- Assumption #6. Newer is always better -- Assumption #7. It's all about avoiding death
Control code
ocn881436995
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780807071649
Lccn
2014031802
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)881436995
Label
Less medicine, more health : 7 assumptions that drive too much medical care, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our enthusiasm for everything medical -- Assumption #1. All risks can be lowered -- Assumption #2. It's always better to fix the problem -- Assumption #3. Sooner is always better -- Assumption #4. It never hurts to get more information -- Assumption #5. Action is always better than inaction -- Assumption #6. Newer is always better -- Assumption #7. It's all about avoiding death
Control code
ocn881436995
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780807071649
Lccn
2014031802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)881436995

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