April 1, 2013

Keynoter advocates for a ‘transparency revolution’

By: OR Manager

Marty Makary, MD, MPH, now a prominent cancer surgeon at Johns Hopkins, says he once took a year off from medical school because the culture didn’t feel right to him—“it wasn’t telling patients the truth.” He had witnessed wide variations in quality and the medical community’s lack of response. He later returned and says he finds deep rewards in patient care. He also brought back a passion for improving the culture and has become a leading advocate for patient safety and transparency.

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