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Unaccountable : what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care, Marty Makary

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Unaccountable : what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care
Title
Unaccountable
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what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care
Statement of responsibility
Marty Makary
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"-- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
610.7306/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R727.4
LC item number
.M35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Unaccountable : what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care, Marty Makary
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Unaccountable : what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care, Marty Makary
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-234) and index
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epl01384215
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25 cm
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781608198368
Lccn
2012007740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) a1021476
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  • (ULS) epl01384215

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