Unaccountable: what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care

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Dangerous Care
Medical mistakes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.
The number of patients killed by preventable medical errors every year is equivalent to four jumbo jets crashing every week.
Lack of Transparency
Some of America's most prestigious medical centers have worse patient outcomes than community hospitals-but this information is not available to the public.
Many patients who are candidates for minimally invasive surgery are never told of their options and instead have more extensive surgery, requiring longer recovery and running a much higher risk of infection.
Increasingly, the forms you fill out in a doctor's waiting room include a gag order so that you can never speak about a medical mistake if one occurs.
Overtreatment
Approximately one quarter of all medications and medical procedures may not be necessary, according to a new survey of leaders in American medicine.
Many hospitals compensate doctors on an "eat-what-you-kill" basis: The more procedures you perform, the higher your year-end bonus.
The New Movement for Change
A new generation of doctors is pushing to open up medicine to make hospital outcomes available to the public and to make bedside care more honest. Unaccountable will become their manifesto. Book jacket.
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Medical personnel and patient
Patient education
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