The Cost of Cutting: A Surgeon Reveals the Truth Behind a Multibillion-Dollar Industry

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Berkley / Nal
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5.4 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author
Paul A. Ruggieri, M.D., is a board-certified general/laparoscopic surgeon and the author of books, including Confessions of a Surgeon.
"Surgeon Ruggieri tutors readers on the economic forces that make the surgical theater tick. Ruggieri is a fine storyteller, which is a good thing, for although he peppers the book with dramatic anecdotes from his practice, his real exploration focuses on the financial side of the medical equation... Top-shelf instruction on the mechanics of the medical economy."--Kirkus Reviews

"A vital conversation about money in medicine that we have not had, but desperately need to have. A deeply personal and powerful analysis with sweeping implications for addressing waste in medicine. Dr. Ruggieri challenges why healthcare continues to have an expensive carve-out to the same accountably principles that govern other industries. He offers serious ways to cut waste and increase value by making medicine more patient-centered, more efficient, and more transparent."--Marty Makary MD, Johns Hopkins surgeon and author of Unaccountable

Praise for Confessions of a Surgeon

"Honest and angry, this cutting memoir by a midcareer surgeon feels like an act of penitence."--Booklist

"Looks hard at a profession that is changing in ways that Ruggieri does not always find to be positive...[a] look into a corner of medicine we seldom see."--Providence Journal