Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sep 25, 2012

SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 · 8:48 PM

How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us

A recent article appeared September 22, 2012, on page C1 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: How to StopHospitals From Killing Us.

The full text of the article can be found here at:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444620104578008263334441352.html?mod=WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_5

The author, Marty Makary, a surgeon at John Hopkins Hospital, discusses how medical errors in United States kill enough people to fill four jumbo jets a week and offers five simple ways to make health care safer for patients.

Increased transparency, such as publicity about other medical malpractice lawsuits, being one of the steps offered.