Overtreated

My review of Shannon Brownlee’s new book says,

The point is that getting the advantages of McMedicine may not be a matter of sheer collective will, as Brownlee would have it. Instead, it might require radical deregulation of medical licensure and practice regulations.

I like the fact that her book often inverts the usual story of villains and victims in health care. For example, lawyers and doctors who fight insurance companies for approval of a desperate cancer therapy turn out to be wrong.