Why Health Care Is the Second Leading Cause of Death in America and How To Ensure That It's Not Yours.
The health care system makes it hard for you to get the information you need to take charge of your health.
You may be out of the loop for information you need, such as the contents of your medical records or the odds that a treatment will help you more than it hurts you. Ch. 5, 6, 7
Health care today is where personal computers were 40 years ago: in the geeks-in-garages era. It takes a lot of individual initiative to get what you want. Ch. 15
Declining to make decisions is a decision itself. It means allowing someone else to decide what happens to you based on their priorities and values, not based on yours. Ch 15
offers a tool kit to help you get what you need from health care. One of the most useful tools is knowing what questions to ask. Ch. 15
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