Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv
Boosting Your HQ and the Three Root Causes of Ineffective Healthcare Systems
Part I | Root Cause #1: Modern Medicine is Unintelligent                                 1
Chapter 1
Scientific Thinking Will Boost Your HQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
The Vital Importance of a Disciplined Approach to Medical Technology and the "Dangers of Doing Too Much"

Chapter 2
Technological Advancement Without Scientific Advancement
is Harmful to Your Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Stories of modern medicine's numerous scientific failures and the miserable state of medical science in general. Large mistakes in the realms of surgery, medications, and screening tests.

Chapter 3
Haunted by Unintelligence: Evidence for a Broken American Healthcare
System, the Culmination of Root Cause #1.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
The American healthcare system is the most expensive and least effective of the wealthy nations, not the primary reason for Americans living longer, and does not provide Americans with better access to healthcare than other government-driven healthcare systems.

Part II | Root Cause #2: Modern Medicine is Overrated                                    103
Chapter 4
The Power of Self-Healing and Life Ecology Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
A revolutionary approach to your health and healing- The Life Ecology Factors including The Relationship Factor, The State of Mind Factor, The Inflammation Factor, The Diet Factor, and The Exercise Factor. Primary care and alternative medicine as vehicles for Life Ecology Factors and self-healing.

Part III | Root Cause #3: Modern Medicine is Harmful                                      139
Chapter 5
The Problems of Complexity, Errors, and Waste. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Modern and especially American healthcare are complex and wasteful, resulting in harm because of errors and missed care opportunities

Part IV | Puting It All Together                                                                                155
Chapter 6
The Problems Created By Poor Accountability and Incentives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
The Perfect Storm of Lost Checks and Balances leading to a system in crisis

Chapter 7
Transformational Healthcare Reform Through Powerful
Accountability and Incentives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
The Building Blocks of real accountability and effective incentives and a critique of current healthcare reform proposals

Chapter 8
Start YOUR Healthcare Revolution NOW!.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
A recap of the Thinking Tools for building your HQ with specific steps you can take for your healthcare plan and healthcare system

Appendix | The Role of Various Healthcare Players in This Transformation.. . . . . . .213
References .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
About the author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265


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