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Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care Hardcover – September 18, 2012
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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
About the Author
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. Most recently he appeared on FOX News Reporting: BEWARE! DANGER AT THE DOCTOR. 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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Whatever...a good book, which I would reccomend.
I am an attorney. I was very disappointed in the author's cursory and trite treatment of the role of the legal profession and the civil justice system on this critical topic. He should have interviewed judges, attorneys, and victims of malpractice and incorporated their nighmares into the story so that the public has a balanced view of the legal system vis a vis medical errors. Instead, he mouthed the same old myths and misinformation that the AMA and local medical societies and the Chamber use to close the courthouse doors to the very victims the author recounts throughout the book.
Dr. Hodad and Dr. Shrek would be out of the practice of medicine if their mistakes were laid out to a jury of informed consumers.
Furthermore, I was enlightened as to my own medical care regarding who, what, when, where and how I would be cared for in a medical emergency or other situation. Marty's is a "gripping story about what's wrong with the American healthcare system...," as quoted by Peter Pronovost, MD, PHD, executive Vice President Johns Hopkins Hospital.
This book is a must read.