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  • Keimzelle Krankenhaus. WP-Ausgabeby Klaus Brandt

    Klartext Verlag 2014; US$ 1.88

    Lebensgefahr im Krankenhaus: Killerkeime wie MRSA und VRE töten Zehntausende von Patienten in deutschen Kliniken. Die meisten dieser Tragödien wären vermeidbar. Doch statt Bakterien durch konsequente Hygiene zu stoppen, werden Keimausbrüche mit Todesopfern vor der Öffentlichkeit verheimlicht. Verschwundene Akten, verschwiegene Infektionen, verschleiernde... more...

  • Our Unsystematic Health Care Systemby Grace Budrys

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99

    Significantly revised and updated, the fourth edition of Our Unsystematic Health Care System provides an accessible overview of the U.S. health care system, with a focus on the impact of the Affordable Care Act. As in previous editions, the book introduces health insurance arrangements in the U.S. and compares them to health care in other countries.... more...

  • Mediscamsby Chuck Whitlock

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Where their health is concerned, Americans want answers. Too often, what they get are false promises from medical "professionals" more intent on lightening their patients' wallets than helping to shave off those stubborn five pounds. These medical scam artists run from the petty to the downright dangerous, and their schemes can leave you poorer but... more...

  • The Future of Health-Care Deliveryby Stephen Schimpff

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 27.50

    Approximately 100,000 deaths per year in the United States result from preventable medical errors. This figure is about twice the number of people who die in car accidents and five times the number of murder victims annually, and twenty times the number of servicemen and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since the start of hostilities in 2001.... more...

  • No Stone Unturnedby Joel M. Goldstein

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Bart Goldstein was only sixteen when he suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a car accident in 2001. No Stone Unturned is the saga of Bart?s struggle to regain his life. Told from his father?s point of view, the book chronicles the family?s ordeal, and flashbacks fill in Bart?s life since he arrived from Korea at the age of five months. Considering... more...

  • Healthcare in the Electronic Ageby Emerald Group

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 100.00

    Take a look at the various ways in which technology has impacted the healthcare sector. What is there to know about online patient support systems? How can the Internet affect the provision of education and training for healthcare professionals? more...

  • How Not to Dieby Jan Md Garavaglia

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2008; US$ 15.00

    WHEN THIS DOCTOR TALKS, YOU SHOULD LISTEN. Thousands of people make an early exit each year and arrive on medical examiner Jan Garavaglia?s table. What is particularly sad about this is that many of these deaths could easily have been prevented. Although Dr. Garavaglia, or Dr. G, as she?s known to many, could not tell these individuals how to avoid... more...

  • Stop Gambling for Goodby Balasa Prasad; Catherine Whitney

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 11.95

    Learn to make responsible choices and put an end to compulsive betting, spending, and risk-taking.  Many people make trips to the casinos, or play their favorite numbers in the lotto. But when does a harmless pastime become a dangerous addiction? Even "successful" gamblers who don't bet more than they can afford to lose could still be acting out an... more...

  • How to Save Your Own Lifeby Marie Savard; Sondra Forsyth

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    Recent advances in medical technology mean that there are currently an extraordinary array of health care choices available to the public. In this import book, Dr. Savard, a doctor turned patient advocate, equips readers with the techniques for navigating the often confusing world of healthcare, enabling them to take control of their own health. more...

  • The Empowered Patientby Elizabeth S. Cohen

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    The facts are alarming: Medical errors kill more people each year than AIDS, breast cancer, or car accidents. A doctor?s relationship with pharmaceutical companies may influence his choice of drugs for you. The wrong key word on an insurance claim can deny you coverage. Through real life stories, including her own, and shrewd advice, CNN?s Elizabeth... more...