Shared Decision Making in Health Care??? Really???

c50f1b_b09a1cfecc6443e9a96d4041fb91451cOne of the authors if our series on The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work at Cornell University Press, Andy Lazris, has written a super book called Curing Medicare.  He recently helped his colleague Erik Rifkin write this article that appeared in JAMA Internal Medicine about navigating a terrible hospital ordeal.  Doctors wouldn’t listen and imposed unnecessary treatments on someone who didn’t need them.  Fortunately, he had a pal who is a doctor.  But what happens to all those folks out there who aren’t so lucky.  Read this and weep, or alternately protest.


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