"A wake-up call for Americans."
Dr. Christine Cassel, President
American Board of Internal Medicine
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The Treatment Trap: How the Overuse of Medical Care is Wrecking Your Health And What You Can Do to Prevent It
The Treatment Trap: How the Overuse of Medical Care is Wrecking Your Health and What You Can Do to Prevent It tells the human story of overuse in medicine, why it happens, the harm it causes, and ways to reduce it. The authors courageously expose this third rail of contemporary American health care. Doctors, hospitals and politicians prefer to stay far away from it. That's because one person's overuse is another person's financial benefit. Reform requires more than evidence of overuse and financial incentives to reduce it. Political will is needed. That's the purpose of this book. It creates the urgency for reform by shining a light on the invisible people who are caught in the epidemic.