Doctored

Doctored

The Disillusionment of an American Physician

by Sandeep Jauhar

Hardback Publication Date: 19/08/2014

 
Doctored is the shocking follow-up to Intern, Sandeep Jauhar's widely praised chronicle of the harsh realities of a hospital residency. Now the director of the Heart Failure Program at a Long Island hospital, Jauhar uses his own story as a scalpel to lay open the American health-care system. The patient is ill indeed. A perverse system forces doctors to prescribe unnecessary tests and participate in an elaborate system of cronyism just to cover costs and protect themselves from malpractice suits. Jauhar reports cases where a single patient might see fifteen specialists in one hospital stay, fail to receive a full picture of his actual condition, and leave with a bill for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Jauhar himself wrestles with his conscience as, struggling to make ends meet. he moonlights for a practitioner who charges exorbitant fees for tests of questionable value. Doctored is a cry for reform; a fascinating look at what really goes on in examining rooms, ORs, and your own doctor's mind; and, most of all, a deeply personal and unsparing act of introspection by a physician who wants to return meaning and moral grounding to a noble profession that has lost its way.
It is certain to kick off controversy and heated debate at a time when the dysfunctionalities of the US health-care system remain at the top of America's agenda.
ISBN:
9780374141394
9780374141394
Category:
Biography: science
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
19-08-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x20mm
Weight:
0.5kg
Sandeep Jauhar

Sandeep Jauhar is director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

He is the New York Times bestselling author of two medical memoirs and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He lives on Long Island with his wife and their son and daughter.

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