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Author Schlachter, Lawrence B., author.

Title Malpractice : a neurosurgeon reveals how our health-care system puts patients at risk / Lawrence B. Schlachter ; with John Bechtel.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  362.1097 SCHLACHTER    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 246 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-246).
Contents The reality of patient harm -- Records patients aren't allowed to see -- How I became a doctor -- How doctors cope with trauma -- The art of medicine -- The medical conveyor belt -- The time crunch and other risks we face -- The mask of infallibility -- Cover-ups and semantic games -- The elusive standard of care -- How good is "Good Enough"? -- Why Dr. Codman got fired -- The remarkable case of Dr. Christopher Duntsch -- Baseball changes my life - again -- Propaganda war and the myths of malpractice -- In the courtroom -- Every doctor for himself -- Rational responses to malpractice -- In praise of the responsible patient.
Summary The Institute of Medicine released a landmark report, which revealed that as many as 250,000 Americans die every year as a result of medical error. In Malpractice, neurosurgeon and attorney Dr. Lawrence Schlachter makes a case that most patients enter the system without any idea of the risks they face, due to a medical culture that denies there is a patient safety problem. He argues that medical culture actively avoids transparency, perpetuates an atmosphere of blind deference to doctors, and protects dangerous doctors from accountability.
Subject Medical errors -- United States.
Medical personnel -- Malpractice -- United States.
Medical care -- United States -- Quality control.
Hospital patients -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Hospital patients -- Legal status, laws, etc. (OCoLC)fst00961019
Medical care -- Quality control. (OCoLC)fst01013833
Medical errors. (OCoLC)fst01014077
Medical personnel -- Malpractice. (OCoLC)fst01014440
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Bechtel, John, author.
ISBN 1510712593
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