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"An impassioned plea for a more humane system of healing -- and a great read for everyone involved in medicine as patient or practitioner." - San Francisco Chronicle
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"Wonderful... Physicans would do well to learn this most important lesson about caring for patients." --The New York Times Book Review
Over the years that Victoria Sweet has been a physician, "healthcare" has replaced medicine, "providers" look at their laptops more than at their patients, and costs keep soaring, all in the ruthless pursuit of efficiency. Yet the remedy that economists and policy makers continue to miss is also miraculously simple. Good medicine takes more than amazing technology; it takes time--time to respond to bodies as well as data, time to arrive at the right diagnosis and the right treatment.