Critical Condition

Donald L Barlett & James B Steele


In CRITICAL CONDITION, award-winning investigative journalists Donald Barlett and James Steele expose the horror of what health care in America has become, profiling patients and doctors trapped by the system and offering startling personal stories that illuminate what's gone wrong. Doctors tell of being second-guessed and undermined by health-care insurers; nurses recount chilling tales of hospital meltdowns; patients explain how they've been victimized by a system that is meant to care for them. Drug companies profit by forcing hospitals and doctors to use expensive, brand-name products rather than cheaper generic drugs, while Wall Street rakes in billions from health-care related industries. And politicians pass legislation perpetuating the injustices and outright fraud the system encourages.
Language English
ISBN-10 0-385-50454-3
No of pages 279
Book Publisher Doubleday
Published Date 30 Nov -0001

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