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Hippocrasy: How doctors are betraying their oath
Nov. 20, 2022
Rachelle Buchbinder and Ian Harris
Non-fiction: General/Other
Two world-leading doctors reveal the true state of modern medicine and how doctors are letting their patients down.

In Hippocrasy, rheumatologist and epidemiologist Rachelle Buchbinder and orthopaedic surgeon Ian Harris argue that the benefits of medical treatments are often wildly overstated and the harms understated. That overtreatment and overdiagnosis are rife. And the medical system is not fit for purpose: designed to deliver health care not health.

This powerful exposé reveals the tests, drugs and treatments that provide little or no benefit for patients and the inherent problem of a medical system based on treating rather than preventing illness. The book also provides tips to empower patients – do I really need this treatment? What are the risks? Are there simpler, safer options? What happens if I do nothing? Plus solutions to help restructure how medicine is delivered to help doctors live up to their Hippocratic Oath.
Rights available:
World English rights ex ANZ, and translation rights ex Korean translation
Rights sold:
Korean translation rights sold to Chaeksesang Publishing Co.
Joumana Awad
UNSW Press
phone: +61 2 8936 1422
UNSW Press, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052
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