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Hope or hype : the obsession with medical advances and the high cost of false promises

Deyo, Richard A. (Author). Patrick, Donald L. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 0814408451
  • Physical Description: print
    xvi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : AMACOM, American Management Association, [2005]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-326) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Can there be too much of a good thing? the hazards of uncritically embracing medical advances -- What's the problem? don't we need lifesaving new treatments? -- Medical innovations and American culture: the call of the sirens -- Why more isn't always better: red herrings, side effects, and superbugs -- Why newer isn't always better: unpleasant surprises, recalls, and learning curves -- Social hazards: what we lose by uncritical use of new treatments -- How things really work: opinion makers and regulators of medical advances -- What will you swallow? how drug companies get you to buy more expensive drugs than you may need -- Making friends, playing monopoly, and dirty tricks: other industry strategies -- Stacking the deck? how to get the "right" answer in clinical research -- "Cancer cured--film at 11:00": the media's role in disseminating medical advances -- Doctors and hospitals: fueling the drive for new and more -- Advocacy groups: Mother Teresa's waiting room -- Holes in the safety net: the FDA and the FTC -- Ineffective. inferior or needlessly costly new drugs -- Medical devices that disappoint -- Ineffective or needlessly extensive surgery -- Weight loss technology: shedding pounds from your waistline or your wallet? -- For doctors: evidence-based medicine -- For insurers and researchers: pay now or pay more later -- For all decision makers: getting value for money -- For government: regulatory approaches to improve the dissemination of medical innovations -- For consumers: shared decision making.
Subject: Medical innovations United States Evaluation
Medical technology United States Evaluation
Medical care Technological innovations United States Evaluation
Medical care United States Evaluation
Medical innovations Economic aspects United States
Medical technology United States Cost effectiveness
Medical care Technological innovations United States Cost effectiveness
Medical care, Cost of United States
Technology Assessment, Biomedical United States
Technology, Medical economics United States
Diffusion of Innovation
Evaluation Studies United States
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