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.
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 *