Eighth Avenue & Seneca Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
TOWN HALL BOOK CLUB PICK
(See below for Book Club benefits!)
As a surgeon, Dr. Marty Makary can testify to the amazing power of modern medicine. But he's also been witness to a medical culture that routinely leaves surgical sponges inside patients, amputates the wrong limbs, and overdoses children because of sloppy handwriting. Over the last 10 years, says the author of Unaccountable, medical error rates and costs have not come down, despite scientific progress and efforts to curb expenses. Even worse, doctors and hospitals are unaccountable, and the lack of transparency leaves bad outliers unchecked. But, he says, if patients knew what healthcare workers know, they could make informed choices-plus, accountability would expose dangerous doctors, reward good performance, and force positive change using the power of the free market. Presented as part of the Town Hall Civic series, with University Book Store. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.
BOOK CLUB BENEFITS:
** Bring a copy of Unaccountable (available at http://bit.ly/THUBSMakary), and admission is free to Town Hall Book Club AND to Dr. Makary's talk at 7:30 pm.
** Free coffee (snacks, beer, wine, and soda available for purchase).
** Free Town Hall bookmark.
It's so easy to join! Just get your copy of Unaccountable; email RSVP@townhallseattle.org to register your free admission; and gather inside Town Hall at 6:30 pm, an hour before Dr. Makary's talk. (Without a copy of the book, admission is $5 at www.townhallseattle.org or 888/377-4510.) $5 * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information