The cost of cutting : a surgeon reveals the truth behind a multibillion-dollar industry
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
New York, New York : The Berkley Publishing Group, 2014.
Physical Desc
xv, 300 pages ; 21 cm
Status
Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 338.476 RUGGIER 2014

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)NF 338.476 RUGGIER 2014On Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

More Details

Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780425272312 (paperback), 9780425272312, 0425272311

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
" 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. "--,Provided by publisher.
Description
"For a brief moment--and this is difficult to admit--I found myself tempted to schedule the surgery. A completely unnecessary surgery. The operation would have taken me twenty stress-free minutes, she would have gone home three hours later, and I would have been paid close to a thousand dollars. I was presented with every excuse to take out this woman's gallbladder. The only problem: There was no medical reason to do so. 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"--,Provided by publisher.

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Ruggieri, P. (2014). The cost of cutting: a surgeon reveals the truth behind a multibillion-dollar industry . The Berkley Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ruggieri, Paul, 1959-. 2014. The Cost of Cutting: A Surgeon Reveals the Truth Behind a Multibillion-dollar Industry. New York, New York: The Berkley Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ruggieri, Paul, 1959-. The Cost of Cutting: A Surgeon Reveals the Truth Behind a Multibillion-dollar Industry New York, New York: The Berkley Publishing Group, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ruggieri, Paul. The Cost of Cutting: A Surgeon Reveals the Truth Behind a Multibillion-dollar Industry The Berkley Publishing Group, 2014.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.