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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)
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.
I've been working in the operating room for >40 yrs and see exactly what Dr. Makary describes nearly every day. Read morePublished 23 days ago by living free
Any one interested in their own health it is must read, and for anyone else it give the best perspective on how messed our health system is.
Excellent book, this information needs to get in the main stream mediaPublished 1 month ago by frederick m knight
The author saved my wife's life after an irresponsible doctor goofed up.Published 2 months ago by Ron27
This is an important book that is really an expose on our society as well as the health care system. Read morePublished 3 months ago by AWeller
Kept nodding my head and saying
so true, so true.
Dr Jim Watson