Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care?and Why We're Usually Wrong by Robert PearlMistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care?and Why We're Usually Wrong by Robert Pearl

Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care?and Why We're Usually Wrong

byRobert Pearl

Hardcover | May 2, 2017

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The biggest problem in American health care is us
Do you know how to tell good health care from bad health care? Guess again. As patients, we wrongly assume the "best" care is dependent mainly on the newest medications, the most complex treatments, and the smartest doctors. But Americans look for health-care solutions in the wrong places. For example, hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved each year if doctors reduced common errors and maximized preventive medicine.
For Dr. Robert Pearl, these kinds of mistakes are a matter of professional importance, but also personal significance: he lost his own father due in part to poor communication and treatment planning by doctors. And consumers make costly mistakes too: we demand modern information technology from our banks, airlines, and retailers, but we passively accept last century's technology in our health care.
Solving the challenges of health care starts with understanding these problems.Mistreatedexplains why subconscious misperceptions are so common in medicine, and shows how modifying the structure, technology, financing, and leadership of American health care could radically improve quality outcomes. This important book proves we can overcome our fears and faulty assumptions, and provides a roadmap for a better, healthier future.

About The Author

Robert Pearl, MD, is executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, responsible for the health care of 3.8 million Kaiser Permanente members, and he is the president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. Selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the most powerful physician-leaders in the nation, Dr. Pearl key...
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Title:Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care?and Why We're Usually WrongFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.62 × 6.38 × 1 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:PublicaffairsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610397657

ISBN - 13:9781610397650

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"Dr. Pearl combines facts, evidence, and real-lifeexperiences that demystify the complex American health care system and offerways to improve it. His vast and varied experiences in medicine lend particularweight to his ideas for constructive change."-John Iglehart, founding editor of Project HOPE