Disease-Mongers: How Doctors, Drug Companies, and Insurers Are Making You Feel Sick

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Wiley, Mar 1, 1994 - Health & Fitness - 292 pages
Supported throughout by testimonies and interviews of prominent physicians and scientists concerned about disease-mongering, it takes an in-depth look at medical professionals who have a stake in keeping their patients convinced that they are, or are in immediate danger of becoming, sick. Examines each of the factors which have contributed to this insidious phenomenon—from an increase in the number of doctors and their specializations to the role of insurance companies. Details how to avoid disease-mongering professionals and how to keep your physician honest when dealing with you. Packed with case studies and anecdotes.

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DISEASE-MONGERS: How Doctors, Drug Companies, and Insurers Are Making You Feel Sick

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Disease-mongering—convincing the healthy that they are sick or the slightly ill that they are very sick—is big business, says Payer (How to Avoid a Hysterectomy, 1987). According to Payer ... Read full review

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Payer's book seems to be addressed to the "worried well'' or hypochondriacs and offers scant comfort to anyone living with any medical condition for which ignoring or minimizing symptoms and simply ... Read full review

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