Health care is complicated. It is expensive. The methods of healing and billing for that care are not well understood by patients. Dr. Marty Makary – a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, a professor of health policy, and a frequent medical commentator on CNN – believes that the lack of transparency within the medical field is why treatment error rates and costs have not dropped.
For a detailed indictment of the health care industry, read Makary’s book, Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care.