Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care
Publish Date: 2013-10-15
Author: Martin Makary
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
Dr. Marty Makary is co-developer of the life-saving checklist outlined in Atul Gawande's bestseller The Checklist Manifesto. A Johns Hopkins surgeon and professor of public health, he can testify to the amazing power of modern medicine to cure. But he's also been a witness to a a system that frustrates doctors and patients alike. Dr. Makary describes the problem and presents disruptive innovations from success stories around the U.S. The ideas are powerful, but even more important, they are home-grown by the doctors on the front-lines of American healthcare. Unaccountable is a powerful, no-nonsense, non-partisan diagnosis for healing our hospitals and reforming our broken healthcare system.