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The Bookshelf: Sept. 15, 2015

In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights The Patient's Playbook.

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THE PATIENT'S PLAYBOOK: How to Save Your Life and the Lives of Those You Love

By Leslie D. Michelson

Whatever your opinion on the Affordable Care Act, there’s an argument to be made that the American health care system is still a confusing mess, driven by cost-cutting, managed care initiatives, and conflicting information. Michelson is the CEO of a company that works with patients to get the best possible care — not only from the best possible physicians ... but also through guiding them through the process described in this book, one that shifts the role of care director over to the patient … Health care is one of the few areas where people willingly cede control over to others, but with this useful book, patients can have more say over what direction treatment takes rather than just going along for the ride.

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