Image via WikipediaIf you want to really understand the sad -- deplorable, actually -- state of health care in Salem, Oregon, and the US, you need more than your own impressions and the messages the corporate media want to feed you. Here are a few of the best things out there:
- Dr. Atul Gawande's "The Cost Conundrum" New Yorker article
- Dr. Nortin Hadler's "The Last Well Person: How to stay well despite the health care system"
- Dr. Jerry Avorn's "Powerful Medicine: The benefits, risks and costs of prescription drugs" and, last but not least
- Shannon Brownlee's "Overtreated: Why too much medicine is making us sicker and poorer."