Money & Medicine reading list

Can We Say No?
The Challenge of Rationing Health Care

Dr. Henry J. Aaron and Dr. William B.Schwartz
with Dr. Melissa Cox
Brookings Institution Press, 2005
Money-Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much
Maggie Mahar
HarperCollins, 2006
Over-diagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health
Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, Dr. Lisa Schwartz and Dr. Steven Woloshin
Beacon Press, 2011
Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer
Shannon Brownlee
Bloomsbury, 2007
Should I Be Tested for Cancer? Maybe Not and Here’s Why
Dr. H. Gilbert Welch
University of California Press, 2004
Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs are Destroying Our Health Care System
Dr. Daniel Calahan
Princeton University Press, 2009
The Health Care Mess: How We Got into It and What It Will Take to Get Out
Dr. Julius Richmond and Dr. Rashi Fein
Harvard University Press, 2005
Tracking Medicine: A Researcher’s Quest to Understand Health Care
Dr. John Wennberg
Oxford University Press, 2010
Waste and Inefficiency in the U.S. Health Care System
Dr. Jules Delaune and Dr. Wendy Everett
New England Health Care Institute, 2008
Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America
Dr. Nortin Hadler
University of North Carolina Press, 2008
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    A candid talk with former celeb chef Ann Cooper, who says that if we don’t teach our children about food, the fast food lobby will do it for us.
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      The Massachusetts mandate
    Need to Know medical correspondent Emily Senay, M.D. traveled to Massachusetts to see how health reform is working there. She talked to doctors, insurers, politicians, small business owners, and the people most affected by the state legislation – patients in search of affordable care.


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