by Tom aka Rusty Rustbelt

Health Care Thoughts: Book Review

There has been a lot of buzz about a book published on September 18th. (Dan here..See here for one buzz)

UNACCOUNTABLE: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care by Marty Makary, MD

This is an important book because in plain English it discloses much of what is wrong with clinical medicine today.

The dirtiest secret: physicians and hospital administrators protect incompetent and volatile physicians.
Several years ago I wrote an editorial on malpractice reform and mentioned that in any hospital the nurses have a “don’t let that hack touch me” list. It was a good editorial, I offended hospital executives and trial lawyers in one piece.

Anyway, if you have any interest in health care policy read this book. FWIW, finding the problems is easier than finding the solutions.