Overtreated

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Overtreated - Why too much Medicine is Making us Sicker and Poorer
book cover showing a patient bracelet which strangely has a barcode on it
AuthorShannon Brownlee
CountryUnited States
SubjectUnnecessary health care
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing
Publication date
2007
Pages342
ISBN978-1-58234-580-2
OCLC137325161

Overtreated - Why too much Medicine is Making us Sicker and Poorer is a 2007 book by Shannon Brownlee about unnecessary health care.

Reviews[edit]

The reviewer for The New York Times said that the book was "the best description I have yet read of a huge economic problem that we know how to solve—but is so often misunderstood".[1]

Kirkus Reviews described the work as "A bombshell of a book: must reading for consumers, their political representatives and all those White House contenders".[2]

The reviewer for The Christian Science Monitor said that the author's conclusions in the book were "fascinating, counterintuitive, and potentially revolutionary".[3]

A reviewer writing in a social work journal found the book's findings "insightful" and the examples given as "poignant".[4]

The book was reviewed in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association,[5] American Journal of Medical Quality,[6] Nursing Ethics.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leonhardt, David (19 December 2007). "No. 1 Book, and It Offers Solutions". The New York Times. New York: NYTC. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Overtreated - Kirkus Review". Kirkus Reviews. 1 July 2007.
  3. ^ "When a pound of cure is too much". csmonitor.com. 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  4. ^ Cox, L. E. (2009). "A Review of: "Brownlee, S. (2007).Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer."". Journal of Social Work in End-Of-Life & Palliative Care. 5 (3–4): 219–221. doi:10.1080/15524250903555759.
  5. ^ Hadler, Nortin (7 November 2007). "Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer". JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. 298 (17): 2070–2075. doi:10.1001/jama.298.17.2071-a.
  6. ^ Doyle, Shannon (March–April 2010). "Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer". American Journal of Medical Quality. 25 (2): 159–160. doi:10.1177/1062860609346502.
  7. ^ "Overtreated: why too much medicine is making us sicker and poorer". Nursing Ethics. 16 (2): 255–256. March 2009. doi:10.1177/0969733008100084.

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