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A New York Times Bestseller
"A startling revelation of the dysfunction deeply embedded in the very culture of American medical practice, problems that health care reform scarcely begins to address."—Peter Boyer, senior correspondent for Newsweek
"A searing indictment from the inside, arguing that the modern health-care industry, unlike almost every other, doesn't disclose its performance or pricing practices to the public and keeps under wraps information about mistakes and substandard quality.”--Laura Landro, The Wall Street Journal
“Makary’s diagnosis is dangerous, damaging secrecy; his therapy is radical transparency…. [Makary’s] argument is powerful…. [he] makes a strong case that the system we have is a disaster for patients.”--Trine Tsouderos, Chicago Tribune Printers Row"A very readable, thought-provoking book that will be of interest to health-care consumers, providers, and legislators. The problems pointed out and the solutions suggested deserve to be part of a national discussion."— Richard Maxwell, Porter Adventist Hospital Library, Denver, Library Journal "Makary’s book makes it perfectly clear that data transparency not only allows people to make informed decisions about their health but also nudges hospitals and physicians to be more vigilant and efficient."—Tony Miksanek, Booklist "You will be a wiser health consumer for reading this book."—Michael E Johns, M.D., Chancellor, Emory University "This thought-provoking guide from a leader in the field is a must-read for M.D.s, and an eye-opener for the rest of us."—Publishers Weekly "Unaccountable is a gripping story about what’s wrong with the American healthcare system and what we might do to make it better."—Peter Pronovost MD, PhD, Executive Vice-President, Johns Hopkins Hospital "Every once in a while a book comes along that rocks the foundations of an established order that's seriously in need of being shaken. The modern American hospital is that establishment and Unaccountable is that book."—Shannon Brownlee, author of Overtreated
"A galvanizing book full of shocking truths about the current state of health care."—Kirkus Reviews
Awesome book. If only my administrators are the hospital cared about accountability.Published 18 days ago by J.B.
Most American hospitals put more money into expanding their parking lots and advertising campaigns than they do into improving patient safety. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D.
Not a lot of surprises, if you have some idea how human health care works these days, but very interesting. Thought-provoking regarding how we need to make things better.Published 2 months ago by John Daugherty
Everyone should read this book, Many Doctors are very good, some are just drug dealers.Published 2 months ago by Clark Walker
This is a book that should be read by every living person....I had a botched open heart surgery a year and a half ago, and no one was willing to explain what happened, and NO ONE... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Pauline Larsen
What no one will tell you about the inner workings
of medical care. Very readable - with lots of personal
examples. Read more