Surgeon's Wall Street Journal Article Discusses How Greater Transparency in Health Care Can Make Americans Safer
Medical mistakes kill and injure many thousands each year. A culture of silence exists in the medical community, and multi-billion dollar corporate health care entities try every year at every level of government to escape accountability with various kinds of tort reform - seeking to strip the rights of innocent victims, but also to expand the power of an already-overreaching government and take away our powers to govern ourselves as our founders intended.
In this Wall Street Journal article, "How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us: Medical errors kill enough people to fill four jumbo jets a week. A surgeon with five simple ways to make health care safer," Marty Makary, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a developer of the surgical checklists adopted by the World Health Organization, and the author of "Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care," published this month by Bloomsbury Press, discusses the frightening and hidden dangers of health care in 21st century America, and how greater transparency can help deliver better quality care and keep Americans safe.