By James B. Lieber
“A succinct, stressful record at the incidence of malpractice in smooth drugs. ….An significant research that begs for dialogue by way of watchdogs and shoppers alike.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Brilliant...scholarly. A analyzing of Killer Care makes a right away own funding in our personal more secure patient-centered care logical and helpful. ...Killer Care is strongly advised.”
—T. Michael White, M.D., former vice president and scientific professor of medication,
college of Pittsburgh scientific heart; writer, Unsafe to Safe
“In Killer Care, James Lieber uncovers systemic mess ups and absence of safeguards in sufferer protection. His serious warning call not just informs, yet offers particular and actionable strategies for sufferers and their households. His research additionally issues to method fixes that may make being a sufferer more secure for all of us.”
—Barbara Mittleman, M.D.; former director, software on Private-Public Partnerships,
place of work of technological know-how coverage, nationwide institutes of overall healthiness (2006-2012)
Each 12 months within the united states, 1 / 4 of one million deaths are brought on by scientific blunders. If the quantity shocks, on a few point you already knew it was once so. we all know someone—perhaps it used to be yourself—who has suffered depressing remedy in American hospitals, a part of the main intricate, such a lot wide and costly health and wellbeing care method on the planet. however it might be the main inefficient.
Misdiagnoses, incorrect prescriptions, working at the unsuitable sufferer, even working at the incorrect limb (and amputating it): those are the results of rampant carelessness, overwork, lack of information, and hospitals attempting to get the main out in their caregivers and the main cash out in their patients.
What are we to do? Killer Care lays out the very genuine possibility every one people faces every time we input a sanatorium. yet greater than that, it spells out what we will be able to do to mitigate that threat. The ebook can be the tale of the outstanding heroes battling this plague of scientific errors—patients and their households, but in addition medical professionals and nurses. beginning approximately two decades in the past, a couple of sufferers or even a few perpetrators of those error begun a social stream that provides us important protections once we are such a lot susceptible: they've got started a cultural shift that's remodeling each aspect of health and wellbeing care.