The Treatment Trap: How the Overuse of Medical Care is Wrecking Your Health And What You Can Do to Prevent It
Applause for Treatment Trap:
"A wake-up call for Americans."
Dr. Christine Cassel, President,
American Board of Internal Medicine
"This is a 'buyer beware' book for prospective medical care consumers. The examples of patient harm are individually important: together they create a tapestry of practice patterns that should give you the courage to constructively challenge the recommendations you get from your doctor."
Paul O'Neill, former U.S. Treasury Secretary
"Combining facts with compelling stories, Rosemary Gibson and Janardan Singh put a human face on the shameful statistics of unnecessary medical care. But, more than just an expose, The Treatment Trap challenges the core of medical professionalism: putting the patient's interest first."
Lucian Leape, M.D., Adjunct Professor,
Harvard School of Public Health
"This book vividly depicts many of the ways in which health services are overused in the current health-care system at a time when candor, transparency and thoughtfulness are most needed. We will not achieve meaningful or lasting health reform until we solve the overuse problem."
Mark R. Chassin, M.D., President,
The Joint Commission
"Gibson and Singh have done us all a great service. The Treatment Trap is a frank account of what can happen if we assume that more treatment is always better. The good news is that patients can take steps to avoid becoming victims."
Marjorie Ginsberg, Executive Director,
Center for Healthcare Decisions
"The book is a must-read for Congress and the White House. The authors show that we are paying a steep price for overtreating patients."
Margaret O'Kane, President,
National Committee for Quality Assurance
"A powerful, poignant, apolitical and sobering must-read."
Jennie Chin Hansen, R.N., former CEO/Executive Director,
On Lok Senior Health Care Services
"Patients and consumers are woefully uninformed about the epidemic of overtreatment that is part and parcel of health care today. By exposing the human suffering and huge cost of unnecessary care, this book challenges everyone. It warrants serious reading and focused attention.
Gerry Shea, Assistant to the President,
"Gibson and Singh are courageous messengers who bring a light side of health care that has long been kept in the darkness. It is a wake-up call for consumers and health-care providers alike."
Connie Barden, R.N., Past President,
American Association of Critical Care Nurses