What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care
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Dr. Marty Makary is co-developer of the life-saving checklist outlined in Atul Gawande's 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 he's 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.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Weird price, good book
I don't normally care about the price of a book, but $22 for a book that is 250 pages seems a tad high... Just sayin...
The sample was very good, but i wishthey would lower the price so i can read it. I don't think i want toread it that bad!
Just finished reading Unaccountable by Martin Makary MD. Well worth the read for all Americas to help the drive the need from the ground up for further healthcare transparency, patient empowerment and accountibility in order to truly effect the system in a sustainable way.
Everyone should read this. It ought to refocus the entire debate on health care.