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Author: Marty Makary Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2013 ISBN: 9781452682914
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Dr. Marty Makary is codeveloper 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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Makary's book makes it perfectly clear that data transparency not only allows people to make informed decisions about their health but also nudges hospitals and physicians to be more vigilant and efficient. Booklist
  • “This thought-provoking guide from a leader in the field is a must-read for MDs, and an eye-opener for the rest of us.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A galvanizing book full of shocking truths about the current state of healthcare.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “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

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About the Author

Marty Makary, MD, is a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a professor of health policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He is a regular medical commentator for CNN and FOX News, and appears weekly on a wide variety of programs to discuss health topics. He is a leading patient safety researcher and led the World Health Organization effort to develop ways to measure healthcare quality. He lives in the Baltimore/Washington, DC, area.

About the Narrator

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.