Edges and boards have light shelfwear. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Pages tight and clean. Retired library book with usual marks and attachments. Pocket and ffep removed. 256 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1975. ISBN: 0876902115. Many Americans have assumed that hospitals, and the doctors who staff them, invariably act ""in the best interests of the patient."" That this is not always the case has been amply demonstrated by the rising incidence of malpractice litigation. The skyrocketing expense of hospital care and the movement toward national health insurance make this book important and timely.