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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - OR Excellence Program Preview - June 2019

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T he nation's healthcare system is on life support with questionable surprise billing tactics, physi- cians performing unnecessary procedures, complex pricing structures, and bureaucracy and administra- tive waste threatening to pull the plug. "It sometimes takes the whole system falling apart and shattering into pieces to make real change happen," says Marty Makary, MD, MPH, a healthcare policy expert and surgeon at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. "We're at that point now." Dr. Makary spent 2 years visiting 22 American cities to talk with physicians, nurs- es, facility administrators, business leaders and insurers to identify the true drivers of ris- ing healthcare costs and explore ways to reign in the alarmingly high expense of treat- ing patients. He detailed what he discovered in his new book The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care — and How to Fix It. At OR Excellence, during what's sure to be one of the conference's most compelling presenta- tions, he'll share his personal insights about the nation's cost crisis. 1 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U N E 2 0 1 9 Marty Makary, MD, MPH Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, Md. Solving Healthcare's Cost Crisis • Author of the best- selling book Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care. • Regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, and frequent medical commenta- tor on major televi- sion networks and cable news shows. • Helped develop the World Health Organization's surgi- cal safety checklist. Speaker Profile

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