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On the promotion of hospital-based killing

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 9:29am
Mass Device
Westby Fisher

It's an interesting world in medicine these days. What I read in papers and see in flashy professionally-produced book trailers about hospitals as killing fields boggles the mind. Imagine: there are even full page spreads in papers as influential as the Wall Street Journal carrying headlines like "How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us."

It is, of course, nothing more than a book promotion for "Unaccountable," written and heavily promoted in the main stream media and TV circles by the surgeon Marty Mackary, MD from Johns Hopkins, who's parlayed his public policy interest in safety into a money-making PR campaign based on fear.

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