Could Your Hospital Be Killing You?

The Importance of Surgical Checklists

Dr. Martin Makary, author of Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care, discusses the importance of surgical checklists combined with efficient teamwork so everyone on a surgical team can assist in...

Must-Ask Questions before Surgery

E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork and Dr. Martin Makary, author of Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care, explain the must-ask questions people should address before electing to undergo a surgical...

Choosing the Right Doctor

Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon explains the difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon and why board certification is so important. Plus, pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears offers advice on choosing a doctor for your child.

Medical Mistakes and Mortality Rates

ER physician Dr. Travis Stork is joined by surgeon Martin Makary, M.D., M.P.H. to discuss the alarming mortality rates caused by medical mistakes. Dr. Makary served as the co-director of The Johns Hopkins Quality and Safety Research Group (QSRG), and...

Unnecessary Medical Treatments

The Institute of Medicine reports that up to 30 percent of all health care expenditures are unnecessary. For the first time, ER physician Dr. Travis Stork reveals how overtreatment caused him years of suffering as a patient -- an experience that...

Health Care Quotas

Retired neurosurgeon Philip Levitt, M.D., FACS was the former chairman of his department and reveals his firsthand experience dealing with hospital contracts and stipulated quotas.

Citizens for Patient Safety

Patty and David Skolnik tragically lost their only son, Michael, from complications after a brain surgery. Since Michael’s death, Patty founded Citizens for Patient Safety, an organization committed to promoting the safe health care of patients through...