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


Reviewed by Jennifer Rude Klett (Library Staff)

How do you as a consumer, choose a physician? or a hospital? This book by Marty Makary, MD, reveals insider jaw-dropping information on our health care system, many of it kept from those not privy to health care industry “secrets.” For example:
~Doctors are usually paid commission on chemotherapy, drugs consumers are not allowed to shop around for.
~Medical mistakes are the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S.
~Many patients who are candidates for minimally-invasive surgery are never told of their options.
Recently discussed on Wisconsin Public Radio, it is hard to put this book down – it is a must-read for every potential health-care consumer.

Located in Adult Nonfiction (601.696 MAK)

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