Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Your Money or Your Life -- 2 Science in Healthcare -- 3 Doctors-Love Them, Hate Them -- 4 YOU! -- 5 Screening -- 6 TV vs. MD -- 7 Shared Decision Making -- Notes -- Index -- About the Author
A slippery slope describes how events progress from an initially innocent step to a cascade of subsequent misfortunes that are increasingly inevitable, difficult to stop, and more harmful than the last. In the attempt to improve what is already just fine, patients can unknowingly find themselves on this slope. This book shows them how to avoid it.