The New Accountability Movement: How Transparency is Changing the OR

Marty Makary, MD, MPH, FACS


Marty Makary is the New York Times bestselling author of “Unaccountable”. Disruptive behavior and poor accountability result in patient harm. Historically, poor teamwork has gone unchecked, but a new movement in American Healthcare seeks to make medical care safer, more transparent, and more honest. 


  • Discuss the impact of poor accountability. 
  • Describe a new movement in health care that could result in unprecedented change. 

Dr. Marty Makary is the New York Times bestselling author of “Unaccountable,” a new book on how teamwork and transparency can rescue American health care, designated a 2012 Library Journal Book of the Year. Dr. Makary has written for The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek, is a medical commentator for CNN and Fox News, and speaks nationally on the future of health care in America. A pancreas surgeon at Johns Hopkins and an associate professor of health policy and management, Dr. Makary worked closely with Dr. Pronovost on patient safety research and was the lead author of the original publications on OR checklists. He served on the WHO checklist committee and chaired the WHO workgroup on measuring surgical quality worldwide.  

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