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The Treatment Trap: How the Overuse of Medical Care Is Wrecking Your Health and What You Can Do About It

Rosemary Gibson

About the Program

Rosemary Gibson argues that the overuse of medicine is an important contributor to the exploding cost of health care in the United States.   She also says that many people have been negatively effected by undergoing unnecessary procedures.  She spoke at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.       

About the Authors

Rosemary Gibson

Rosemary Gibson is the former senior program officer at the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, former senior associate at the American Enterprise Institute, and former vice president of the Economic and Social Research Institute.  She is the co-author of the The Treatment Trap: How the Overuse of Medical Care Is Wrecking Your Health and What You Can Do to Prevent It and The Wall of Silence: The Untold Story of the Medical Mistakes that Kill and Injure Millions of Americans.  She is the co-author of The Battle Over Health Care with Janardan Prasad Singh.


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The Treatment Trap: How the Overuse of Medical Care Is Wrecking Your Health and What You Can Do About It

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