I am genuinely sorry to be the first to review this book and I hope others have a more positive opinion but, for me, its to 'dry', too academic and does nothing to grab the readers interest in the initial first few pages - which is essential if you want the reader to continue. How much [financially] a treatment plan costs in different countries shouldn't be an issue to the patient or their family - overheads [medications, staff wages, essential services etc] are completely different and can't be compared - blunders do happen, mistakes happen, errors in judgement happen .... sadly this is human nature and to expect otherwise is unrealistic.
I get the distinct impression that the author has a personal axe to grind, is fed up with trying to elicit a reaction from the governing bodies concerned and has therefor decided to try and frighten the consumer instead.
In my honest opinion, as a registered nurse for over 30 odd years, I would advice readers NOT to purchase/read this book. It will not help you or any of your family in times of need. Be aware, ask questions about treatment plans, operations, outcomes, tests etc but keep the faith - faith, trust, optimism and hope are powerful motivators but be realistic :-)