Dissenting Diagnosis is a searing book by two doctors on the state of health care and medicine in India.
The book highlights the evils plaguing the health sector at present, including various practices but not limited to:
- Doctors Forcing patients to get unnecessary and expensive surgery
- Prescribing expensive medicines instead of cheaper generics
- Ordering unnecessary diagnostic tests and earning a commission on all tests
Most importantly, it also highlights why it’s very difficult for an honest doctor to remain honest in India.
Read it as a warning, so that you may be better prepared the next time you have to visit the hospital for a medical situation.