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Unaccountable: 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, a ...more
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Published September 1st 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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I read this for my book club. It should be an interesting discussion as we have several navy nurses as members.
I am now even leerier of hospitals and surgery. The author did provide some hope for reform.
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“Just as the financial crisis was incubated when unaccountable bank executives created a culture of rewarding short-term profits without wanting to know the ugly details about their mortgage-backed securities, so too does medicine’s lack of accountability create an institutional culture that fosters overtreating and runaway costs.” 0 likes
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