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The Price We Pay

What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix It

untitled makary Marty Makary, MD



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Bloomsbury Publishing USA
05 November 2019
From the New York Times bestselling author of Unaccountable comes an eye-opening, timely, urgent critique of America's broken health care system.

One in five Americans now has medical debt in collections and rising health care costs today threaten every small business in America. Dr. Makary, one of the nation's leading health care experts, travels across America and details why health care has become a financial crisis. Drawing from on-the-ground stories, his research, and his own experience, The Price We Pay paints a vivid picture of price-gouging, middlemen, and a series of elusive money games in need of a serious shake-up. Dr. Makary shows how so much of health care spending goes to things that have nothing to do with health and what you can do about it. Dr. Makary also untangles medical bills that are so confusing most doctors can't interpret them and challenges the medical establishment to remember medicine's noble heritage of caring for people when they are vulnerable.

The Price We Pay offers a roadmap for everyday Americans as well as business leaders to get a better deal on their health care, and looks at the disruptors who are innovating medical care. The movement to restore medicine to its mission, Makary argues, is alive and well--a mission that can lower costs and save our country from the crushing cost of the medical industrial complex.
By:   untitled makary Marty Makary MD
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   536g
ISBN:   9781635574111
ISBN 10:   1635574110
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   05 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Marty Makary, M.D., M.P.H., is a surgeon and Professor of Health Policy at Johns Hopkins. He was the co-developer of the life-saving checklist in the bestseller The Checklist Manifesto and is the author of the NYT bestseller Unaccountable (Bloomsbury, 2012). He has been a leading voice for patients in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and on NBC and Fox News. He lives in the Washington DC area.

Reviews for The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix It

Over the course of decades, American `health care' lost the care component and devolved to a big, wasteful business. In his new book, Marty Makary undertakes an extensive listening tour and astutely deconstructs how this occurred and what we need to do about it. -- Eric Topol MD, Editor-in-Chief, Medscape; bestselling author of THE PATIENT WILL SEE YOU NOW Marty Makary offers a searing indictment from the inside. * Wall Street Journal on UNACCOUNTABLE * [Unaccountable] is an eye-opening look at the culture of medicine. And it's not pretty. * CNN on UNACCOUNTABLE * This thought-provoking guide from a leader in the field is a must-read for M.D.s, and an eye-opener for the rest of us. * Publishers Weekly on UNACCOUNTABLE * 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, on UNACCOUNTABLE * A searing insider's look at what really goes on behind the scenes at major hospitals . . . a galvanizing book full of shocking truths about the current state of health care. * Kirkus on UNACCOUNTABLE *

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