By James B. Lieber
“A succinct, traumatic record at the incidence of malpractice in smooth drugs. ….An critical research that begs for dialogue by means of watchdogs and shoppers alike.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Brilliant...scholarly. A analyzing of Killer Care makes an instantaneous own funding in our personal more secure patient-centered care logical and worthy. ...Killer Care is strongly advised.”
—T. Michael White, M.D., former vice chairman and scientific professor of medication,
college of Pittsburgh scientific middle; writer, Unsafe to Safe
“In Killer Care, James Lieber uncovers systemic mess ups and shortage of safeguards in sufferer defense. His serious warning call not just informs, yet presents particular and actionable options 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,
workplace of technological know-how coverage, nationwide institutes of wellbeing and fitness (2006-2012)
Each 12 months within the united states, 1 / 4 of one million deaths are caused by scientific mistakes. If the quantity shocks, on a few point you already knew it used to be so. we all know someone—perhaps it was once yourself—who has suffered depressing remedy in American hospitals, a part of the main problematic, such a lot vast and dear future health care procedure on the planet. however it may be the main inefficient.
Misdiagnoses, mistaken prescriptions, working at the improper sufferer, even working at the mistaken limb (and amputating it): those are the implications of rampant carelessness, overwork, lack of know-how, and hospitals attempting to get the main out in their caregivers and the main funds out in their patients.
What are we to do? Killer Care lays out the very actual possibility each one people faces every time we input a medical institution. yet greater than that, it spells out what we will be able to do to mitigate that danger. The booklet is additionally the tale of the amazing heroes combating this plague of clinical errors—patients and their households, but additionally medical professionals and nurses. beginning approximately 20 years in the past, a couple of sufferers or even a few perpetrators of those error started a social flow that gives us very important protections after we are so much weak: they've got started a cultural shift that's reworking each part of wellbeing and fitness care.