Monday, December 17, 2012

What we are reading now...

Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care 
 
by Marty Makary, M.D., M.P.H.
 
Don’t let this book title scare you; most doctors are highly skilled and irrefutably ethical. However, Dr. Makary, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a professor of Health Policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health writes in an advisory tone to remind us that medicine is administered by human beings and therefore has elements of error inherent.  Using names of the rich and famous who have been harmed or whose deaths have been caused by doctors having a lack of experience, poor skill level or from using outdated procedures, - it urges every individual of lesser means to do their due diligence when selecting a surgeon and a hospital.

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