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By Robert M. Kaplan

Disease, Diagnoses, and money

Facing the Ever-Expanding marketplace for scientific Care

Robert M. Kaplan, UCLA university of Public healthiness, l. a., CA

Close to 50 Million Uninsured,

Steeply emerging assurance charges,

Employers slicing Healthcare merits . . .

There’s lots fallacious with this photograph. In Disease, Diagnoses, and Dollars, public healthiness specialist Robert Kaplan takes America’s healthcare to activity and demanding situations readers to envision their very own roles in it.

Provocative, well timed, and comprehensively researched, this ebook analyzes the present healthcare concern by way of scientific tradition, economics, and advertisements. The findings demonstrate a procedure fraught with conflicts—contradictory healthcare regulations, companies who over-test and over-prescribe, sufferers with unrealistic calls for fueled by means of the media—and all through, a scarcity of responsibility. a lot of preventive drugs, Kaplan persuasively argues, comes all the way down to the marketing of high-priced capsules and systems that force up expenditures whereas subjecting the inhabitants to unneeded hazards and issues. And the result, he argues, is extra take care of many folks, and a dearth of deal with many extra.

Kaplan’s knowledgeable, sensible, and optimistic technique makes Disease, Diagnoses, and Dollars a "must-read" quantity for policymakers and execs in public wellbeing and fitness and healthcare, and for enterprise vendors in addition to usual electorate and shoppers desirous about the viability of healthcare in the US.

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Of those routinely autopsied, only about 1 in 12 men have prostate cancer if they died in their 20 s, but the proportion increases to 8 of 10 men by age 80, as shown in Fig. 3. ) Thomas Stamey, a Stanford professor of urology, reported that his institution performed biopsies of every prostate that had been removed beginning in 1983. They also had data on PSA tests. Stamey reported that prostate cancer rates systematically increase as men get older, but that the PSA test related only to prostate size, not to prostate cancer.

This chapter offers examples of how information about screening can be spun in very different ways. Confronted with such complex and confusing information, many turn to those they trust most. These include nonprofit organizations and trusted public figures. Although most of the public nonprofits are excellent organizations, they have a vested interest in finding cases of the diseases they care about. More cases mean more donations, more research dollars, and a bigger political constituency. The American Heart Association devotes the entire month of September to cholesterol.

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