The Patient's Playbook
How to Save Your Life and the Lives of Those You Love
Leslie D. Michelson
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Too many Americans die each year as a result of preventable medical error—mistakes, complications, and misdiagnoses. And many more of us are not receiving the best care possible, even though it’s readily available and we’re entitled to it. The key is knowing how to access it.
The Patient’s Playbook is a call to action. It will change the way you manage your health and the health of your family, and it will show you how to choose the right doctor, coordinate the best care, and get to the No-Mistake Zone in medical decision making. Leslie D. Michelson has devoted his life’s work to helping people achieve superior medical outcomes at every stage of their lives. Michelson presents real-life stories that impart lessons and illuminate his easy-to-follow strategies for navigating complex situations and cases.
The Patient’s Playbook is an essential guide to the most effective techniques for getting the best from a broken system: sourcing excellent physicians, selecting the right treatment protocols, researching with precision, and structuring the ideal support team. Along the way you will learn:
Why having the right primary care physician will change your life
Three things you can do right now to be better prepared when illness strikes
The ten must-ask questions at the end of a hospital stay
How to protect yourself from unnecessary and dangerous treatments
Ways to avoid the four most common mistakes in the first twenty-four hours of a medical emergency
This book will enable you to become a smarter health care consumer—and to replace anxiety with confidence.
From the Hardcover edition.
In this time of a chaotic healthcare system in need of a paradigm shift, this book gives import tips on the importance of being a healthcare consumer
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I've just started reading this book and it's been very helpful already. Some of the suggestions I've heard before, but forgotten. Some of the other advice is new to me, but seems very smart. It still amazes me how I used to blindly follow my doctor's advice, without playing an active role to question and confirm treatments. Whether you are healthy or not, I think everyone could benefit from this book.