Unaccountable: What Hospitals Wont Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care by Martin Makary | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Unaccountable: What Hospitals Wont Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care

Unaccountable: What Hospitals Wont Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care

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by Martin Makary
     
 

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Dr. Marty Makary is co-developer of the life-saving checklist outlined in Atul Gawandes bestselling The Checklist Manifesto. As a busy surgeon who has worked in many of the best hospitals in the nation, he can testify to the amazing power of modern medicine to cure. But hes also been a witness to a medical culture that routinely leaves surgical sponges inside patients

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Dr. Marty Makary is co-developer of the life-saving checklist outlined in Atul Gawandes bestselling The Checklist Manifesto. As a busy surgeon who has worked in many of the best hospitals in the nation, he can testify to the amazing power of modern medicine to cure. But hes also been a witness to a medical culture that routinely leaves surgical sponges inside patients, amputates the wrong limbs, and overdoses children because of sloppy handwriting. Over the last ten years, neither error rates nor costs have come down, despite scientific progress and efforts to curb expenses. Why?

To patients, the healthcare system is a black box. Doctors and hospitals are unaccountable, and the lack of transparency leaves both bad doctors and systemic flaws unchecked. Patients need to know more of what healthcare workers know, so they can make informed choices. Accountability in healthcare would expose dangerous doctors, reward good performance, and force positive change nationally, using the power of the free market. Unaccountable is a powerful, no-nonsense, non-partisan diagnosis for healing our hospitals and reforming our broken healthcare system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608198399
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
132,381
File size:
3 MB

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Marty Makary, M.D., M.P.H. is a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a professor of Health Policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He is a regular medical commentator for CNN and FOX News, and appears weekly on a wide variety of programs to discuss health topics. He is a leading patient-safety researcher and led the World Health Organization effort to develop ways to measure healthcare quality. He tweets @DrMartyMD.
Marty Makary, M.D., M.P.H. is a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital and an Associate Professor of Health Policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. He is a regular medical commentator for CNN and FOX News, and appears weekly on a wide variety of programs to discuss health topics. He is a leading patient-safety researcher and led the World Health Organization effort to develop ways to measure healthcare quality. He tweets @DrMartyMd.

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