|From Doody's Book Reviews:
"The purpose of this candid autobiography is to share the story of why many very good, dedicated physicians are leaving the profession. The overall objective is to impact healthcare reform. This
objective is worthy, but probably unrealistic. ...
"The book covers the golden years of medicine, changes that have occurred due to the influence of insurance and pharmaceutical interests, and the legal system. The author discusses the reasons why
health professionals are not calling the shots in terms of treatment plans, but rather external forces such as the reimbursement and pharmaceutical industries are.
"There are many books out on healthcare reform and some that are autobiographical. ... Each one has merit in that they expose the broken healthcare system. Maybe if enough of these books are
written, healthcare reform will actually take into account some of these stories."
-- Carole A. Kenner, RNC, DNS, FAAN (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
|Losing My Patience:
Why I Quit the Medical Game
|From the Introduction: "My story, my team's story, needs to
be told. Physician dissatisfaction is increasing as the "other
team" jumps higher and faster. The best, most dedicated
physicians are frustrated from their constant defeat against
the forces of the insurance and pharmaceutical companies.
This is a critical time in American health care."
|The accessible, conversational autobiography of a
successful physician who left his private practice
because of the cruel realities of the American health
When Michael Moore says that the American health
care system is sick, you do not have to believe him.
He is only a filmmaker. But when a physician,
resonating with the experiences of countless clinical
practitioners, says much the same thing, you should
sit up and take notice!
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