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The Cost of Cutting: A Surgeon Reveals the Truth Behind a Multibillion-Dollar Industry

von Ruggieri, Paul A.   (Autor)

Why is surgery so expensive? Surgeon Paul A. Ruggieri reveals little-known truths about his profession—and the hidden flaws of our healthcare system—in this compelling and troubling account of real patients, real doctors, and how money influences medical decisions behind the scenes. Even many well-informed patients have no idea what may be contributing to the cost of their surgery. With up-to-date research and stories from his practice, Ruggieri shows how business arrangements among hospitals, insurance companies, and surgeons affect who gets treatment—and whether they get the right treatment. Pulling back the curtain from the hospital bed, he explains how to safeguard one's own health (and finances), and how America can make surgery more affordable for all without sacrificing quality care.

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Why is surgery so expensive?

Surgeon Paul A. Ruggieri reveals little-known truths about his profession—and the hidden flaws of our healthcare system—in this compelling and troubling account of real patients, real doctors, and how money influences medical decisions behind the scenes. Even many well-informed patients have no idea what may be contributing to the cost of their surgery. With up-to-date research and stories from his practice, Ruggieri shows how business arrangements among hospitals, insurance companies, and surgeons affect who gets treatment—and whether they get the right treatment. Pulling back the curtain from the hospital bed, he explains how to safeguard one's own health (and finances), and how America can make surgery more affordable for all without sacrificing quality care. 

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Paul A. Ruggieri, M.D., is a board-certified general/laparoscopic surgeon and the author of books, including Confessions of a Surgeon. 

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Format: Kartoniert
Seiten: 300
Sprache: Englisch
Erschienen: September 2014
Maße: 211 x 139 mm
Gewicht: 280 g
ISBN-10: 0425272311
ISBN-13: 9780425272312

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