Take This Book To The Hospital With You: Newly Revised and Updated

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 328 pages
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Your money and your life are at risk every time you enter a hospital.

The ultimate consumer's guide to surviving a hospital stay, Take This Book to the Hospital with You, gives the inside information most hospital administrators would prefer that you not know.

How to avoid getting a hospital-acquired infection--one out of every ten people admitted get them!
How to change your room, your doctor, or your nurse
Which hospital departments are most likely to commit malpractice
What rights you sign away, or think you do, on a hospital consent form
How to scrutinize your bill for errors--numerous studies have found that more than 90% of the bills reviewed had errors, mostly in favor of the hospital

A Prescription for Good Health Care
Published by America's largest and foremost consumer health advocacy organization, the nonprofit People's Medical Society, Take This Book to the Hospital with You is the savvy patient's most powerful defense against the medical minefield known as a hospital.

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Inlander, coauthor of Medicine on Trial ( LJ 5/1/88) and Medicare Made Easy ( LJ 4/1/89), is a forthright advocate of medical consumerism. In the preface to this new edition of the 1985 original ( LJ ... Read full review

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Charles B. Inlander is president and CEO of the People's Medical Society, America's largest nonprofit consumer health advocacy organization, and a faculty lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is a health commentator on National Public Radio's Marketplace, and is the co-author of several health books, including St. Martin's Paperbacks' "Take This Book "and "Ways" series.
Cynthia K. Moran writes health articles for several newspapers and magazines and is the co-author of "67 Ways to Good Sleep" and "77 Ways to Beat Colds and Flu,"

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