Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician

Description

In his acclaimed memoir Intern, Sandeep Jauhar chronicled the formative years of his residency at a prestigious New York City hospital. Doctored, his harrowing follow-up, observes the crisis of American medicine through the eyes of an attending cardiologist. Hoping for the stability he needs to start a family, Jauhar accepts a position at a massive teaching hospital on the outskirts of Queens. With a decade's worth of elite medical training behind him, he is eager to settle down and reap the rewards of countless sleepless nights. Instead, he is confronted with sobering truths. Doctors' morale is low and getting lower. Blatant cronyism determines patient referrals, corporate ties distort medical decisions, and unnecessary tests are routinely performed in order to generate income. Meanwhile, a single patient in Jauhar's hospital might see fifteen specialists in one stay and still fail to receive a full picture of his actual condition. Provoked by his unsettling experiences, Jauhar has written an introspective memoir that is also an impassioned plea for reform. With American medicine at a crossroads, Doctored is the important work of a writer unafraid to challenge the establishment and incite controversy.

Details

Author(s)
Sandeep Jauhar
Format
Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions
137 x 208 x 23mm | 227g
Publication date
11 Aug 2015
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication City/Country
New York
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0374535337
ISBN13
9780374535339
Bestsellers rank
686,345

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