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

Unaccountable : what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care, by 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
by Marty Makary
Creator
Subject
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"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Makary, Marty
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical personnel and patient
  • Patient education
  • Health facilities
  • Medical errors
  • Medical care
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues
Label
Unaccountable : what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care, by Marty Makary
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/368/9781608198368/image/lgcover.9781608198368.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Some random doctor. Dr. Hodad and the raptor ; Danger zones ; The New York experiment ; The supersurgeon and the Shah ; "How I like to do it" ; Navigating the system ; Tap the power of patient outcomes -- The Wild West. Impaired physicians ; Medical mistakes ; Ask before you give ; Eat what you kill ; The all-American robot -- Transparency time. Drivers of culture ; Healthonomics ; Candid cameras ; A new generation for honest medicine ; What accountability looks like
Control code
1373642
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781608198368
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012007740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1373642
  • (OCoLC)772106631
Label
Unaccountable : what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care, by Marty Makary
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/368/9781608198368/image/lgcover.9781608198368.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Some random doctor. Dr. Hodad and the raptor ; Danger zones ; The New York experiment ; The supersurgeon and the Shah ; "How I like to do it" ; Navigating the system ; Tap the power of patient outcomes -- The Wild West. Impaired physicians ; Medical mistakes ; Ask before you give ; Eat what you kill ; The all-American robot -- Transparency time. Drivers of culture ; Healthonomics ; Candid cameras ; A new generation for honest medicine ; What accountability looks like
Control code
1373642
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781608198368
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012007740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1373642
  • (OCoLC)772106631

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