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

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
Title remainder
what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care
Statement of responsibility
Marty Makary
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Unaccountable
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what hospitals wont tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care
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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"--
Summary
A co-developer of the medical care list outlined in Atul Gawande's best-selling The Checklist Manifesto presents an urgent call for action that advocates more transparent, democratic and safer healthcare practices to keep patients better informed and hold poor-performing doctors and flawed systems accountable
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10144492
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Makary, Marty
Dewey number
610.73069
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Medical personnel and patient
  • Patient education
  • Health facilities
  • Medical errors
  • Medical care
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adult
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what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care
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Unaccountable : what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care, Marty Makary
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-234) and index
Control code
ocn772106631
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9781608198368
Lccn
2012007740
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ill.
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(OCoLC)772106631
Label
Unaccountable : what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care, Marty Makary
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-234) and index
Control code
ocn772106631
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9781608198368
Lccn
2012007740
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)772106631

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