Assume the Physician: Modern Medicine's Catch-22


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ASSUME THE PHYSICIAN is a spicy, eye-opening, tear-jerking, belly-laughing romp, and is chicken-soup for anyone who struggles in the medical system of America. A novel written in the humorous and radical style of Catch-22, M*A*S*H, and House of God, ASSUME THE PHYSICIAN lays bare the core problems with our current health care systems and the causes of medical hyperinflation, all from the perspective of a thoughtful young physician, Dr. Eddie Marcus, who is fighting to stay kind and caring while engaging in battle against the many agencies and authorities who like to make oh-so-many rules.




The Physician Capacity Utilization Surveys


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How Doctors Think


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On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at crucial moments they can also be wrong—with catastrophic consequences. In this myth-shattering book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. Groopman explores why doctors err and shows when and how they can—with our help—avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can profoundly impact our health. This book is the first to describe in detail the warning signs of erroneous medical thinking and reveal how new technologies may actually hinder accurate diagnoses. How Doctors Think offers direct, intelligent questions patients can ask their doctors to help them get back on track. Groopman draws on a wealth of research, extensive interviews with some of the country’s best doctors, and his own experiences as a doctor and as a patient. He has learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way, from his own mistakes and from errors his doctors made in treating his own debilitating medical problems. How Doctors Think reveals a profound new view of twenty-first-century medical practice, giving doctors and patients the vital information they need to make better judgments together.




For-Profit Enterprise in Health Care


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"[This book is] the most authoritative assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of recent trends toward the commercialization of health care," says Robert Pear of The New York Times. This major study by the Institute of Medicine examines virtually all aspects of for-profit health care in the United States, including the quality and availability of health care, the cost of medical care, access to financial capital, implications for education and research, and the fiduciary role of the physician. In addition to the report, the book contains 15 papers by experts in the field of for-profit health care covering a broad range of topicsâ€"from trends in the growth of major investor-owned hospital companies to the ethical issues in for-profit health care. "The report makes a lasting contribution to the health policy literature." â€"Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.




Physician Practice Management


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Health Sciences & Professions




The Physician as Manager


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medical-legal affairs, automated systems, and THE PHYSICIAN AS MANAGER OFFERS public relations. PHYSICIANS AND OTHER HEALTH PRO In the past, physicians relied on their clini FESSIONALS A PRACTICAL GUIDE cal competence and professional reputation to BOOK TO UNDERSTAND THE ECO NOMIC AND MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS build and maintain their practices. Although RELEV ANT TO MEDICAL PRACTICE. these attributes are still necessary, other issues such as accessibility, quality assurance, cost The changing patterns of medical practice have containment, and health maintenance are grow brought with them the need for physicians to ing in importance. Although many traditional have a basic understanding of management ists in medicine resist the pressure to become principles and their applications to medical competitive, physicians and other health pro practice and the health care field. As insurance fessionals now have the opportunity to design companies, health maintenance organizations, an innovative health care system. Industry and government agencies, and industry become ma government want to join forces with the medi jor influences on the delivery and financing of cal field to resolve the problem of unprece medical care, the once exclusive doctor-patient dented rising health care costs. If physicians are relationship is being modified by contractual to function at an executive level, they will need agreements with third-party payers. Physicians to expand their professional competency to in are no 10l!ger the sole authority in their field.













The Economics of Health and Medical Care


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Finance/Accounting/Economics