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17%OFFMargaret McCartney - The Patient Paradox: Why Sexed Up Medicine Is Bad for Your Health - 9781780660004 - V9781780660004
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The Patient Paradox: Why Sexed Up Medicine Is Bad for Your Health

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Description for The Patient Paradox: Why Sexed Up Medicine Is Bad for Your Health Paperback. Explaining the truth behind the screening statistics and investigating the evidence behind the hype, Margaret McCartney, an award-winning writer and doctor, argues that this patient paradox - too much testing of well people and not enough care for the sick - worsens health inequalities and drains professionalism. Num Pages: 336 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: MBN; MBP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 136 x 216 x 26. Weight in Grams: 430.
Welcome to the world of sexed-up medicine, where patients have been turned into customers, and clinics and waiting rooms are jammed with healthy people, lured in to have their blood pressure taken and cholesterol, smear test, bowel or breast screening done. In the world of sexed-up medicine pharmaceutical companies gloss over research they don't like and charities often use dubious science and dodgy PR to 'raise awareness' of their disease, leaving a legacy of misinformation in their wake. Our obsession with screening swallows up the time of NHS staff and the money of healthy people who pay thousands to private ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Pinter & Martin Ltd
Number of pages
336
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Condition
New
Number of Pages
336
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781780660004
SKU
V9781780660004
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About Margaret McCartney
Margaret McCartney is a GP in Glasgow, and has three children. She started writing for the press after being infuriated by an article in a newspaper which claimed that CT body screening was the way to stay well. Since then she has written for most UK newspapers, as well as the British Medical Journal (BMJ), other magazines such as Vogue ... Read more

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