... thoroughly reported ... Makary authoritatively and conversationally explains the money games of medicine ... Makary uses anecdotes liberally and effectively ... Consider this book a powerful call to action for more information about health costs and for restoring the 'noble mission' of treating everyone with fairness and dignity.
Makary has written an engaging and eye-opening look at the healthcare system. As someone also perplexed by the intricacies of the healthcare system, I could not put the book down as Makary shed light on the games that many different components of healthcare are engaged in with patients. I was inspired by the efforts of people like Makary who are taking the initiative to fix the broken parts of the healthcare system. After reading this book, you’ll probably never look at the healthcare system the same again, but you may also have a glimmer of hope for the future.
Makary clearly demonstrates how medical care is secretive and predatory and why skyrocketing costs can be accounted for by the money games of medicine ... Throughout the book, Makary refuses to hold back and does not hesitate to name names. However, despite all the wrongs that he describes—e.g., health fairs that serve as prospecting events to hospitals that grossly overcharge—the author is optimistic about the future of health care ... Makary rightly takes the health care business to task, but he also offers a ray of hope that change can and will happen.