作者 Ruggieri, Paul, 1959-
書名 The cost of cutting : a surgeon reveals the truth behind a multibillion-dollar industry / Paul A. Ruggieri
出版項 New York, NY : Berkley Publishing Group, 2014
版本項 Berkley trade pbk. ed
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 條碼 處理狀態
 陽明大學書庫區  W74.AA1 R931 2014    30020100841859  在架上
稽核項 xv, 300 p. ; 21 cm
內容 For love or money -- Can your surgeon afford to operate on you? -- A dying breed -- Turf wars -- The human cost of quality -- Sticker shock -- Money, marketing, and medical devices -- The robot will see you now -- Obamacare, medicare, and the future of your healthcare
附註 "Why is surgery so expensive? Surgeon Paul A. Ruggieri reveals little-known truths about his profession-and the hidden flaws of our healthcare system-in this compelling and troubling account of real patients, real doctors, and how money influences medical decisions behind the scenes. Even many well-informed patients have no idea what may be contributing to the cost of their surgery. With up-to-date research and stories from his practice, Ruggieri shows how business arrangements among hospitals, insurance companies, and surgeons affect who gets treatment-and whether they get the right treatment. Pulling back the curtain from the hospital bed, he explains how to safeguard one's own health (and finances), and how America can make surgery more affordable for all without sacrificing quality care."-- Provided by publisher
"For a brief moment--and this is difficult to admit--I found myself tempted to schedule the surgery. A completely unnecessary surgery. The operation would have taken me twenty stress-free minutes, she would have gone home three hours later, and I would have been paid close to a thousand dollars. I was presented with every excuse to take out this woman's gallbladder. The only problem: There was no medical reason to do so. Surgeon Paul A. Ruggieri reveals little-known truths about his profession--and the hidden flaws of our healthcare system--in this compelling and troubling account of real patients, real doctors, and how money influences medical decisions behind the scenes. Even many well-informed patients have no idea what may be contributing to the cost of their surgery. With up-to-date research and stories from his practice, Ruggieri shows how business arrangements among hospitals, insurance companies, and surgeons affect who gets treatment--and whether they get the right treatment. Pulling back the curtain from the hospital bed, he explains how to safeguard one's own health (and finances), and how America can make surgery more affordable for all without sacrificing quality care"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Surgery -- Economic aspects -- United States
Surgery -- Decision making -- Economic aspects -- United States
Medical care, Cost of -- United States
Surgery, Operative -- economics
General Surgery -- economics
Economics, Medical
國際標準書號 9780425272312 (pbk.) : US$16.00