Partial Table of Contents for
Patient Safety Books
Mostly to organize them for myself, I am making notes here that can guide me to where I've put blurbs on this site that I've written about books.
Should Patients be told of Better Care Elsewhere? by Denise Grady
One of the more important things you could read on this site is this article, not a book, that can be read for free on this site.
The system is designed to make money at your expense. It was never designed to protect the patients.
Medical Errors and Medical Narcissism, by John Banja, PhD
Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care, by Marty Makary, M.D.
The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The rise of a sovereign profession and the making of a vast industry, by Paul Starr
The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care, by T. R. Reid
The Medical Malpractice Myth, by Tom Baker
With Liberty and Coverage for All: who shall live, who shall die and how to survive under Obamacare by Thomas Sharon, RN, MPH
Death by Medicine, by Gary Null, PhD.
Should I Be Tested for Cancer?: Maybe Not and Here's Why, by H. Gilbert Welch M.D. M.P.H
Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs: How Surgery Can Be Hazardous to Your Health - And What to Do About It by Harvey Bigelsen M.D.,
A Sea of Broken Hearts: Patient Rights in a Dangerous, Profit-Driven Health Care System, by John T. James, PhD
Death By Prescription: The Shocking Truth Behind an Overmedicated Nation by Ray D. Strand M.D.
Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher by Gwen Olsen
Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer by Shannon Brownlee
Medical Mafia, several books by several authors
Mobbing: Sophisticated Bullying in the Workplace, by Valerie Brown and others.
Mobbing: Emotional Abuse in the American Workplace, by Noa Davenport and others.
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Origins of Totalitarianism: by Hanna Arendt
Blind Eye: The Terrifying Story Of A Doctor Who Got Away With Murder by James B. Stewart
Wall of Silence: The Untold Story of the Medical Mistakes That Kill and Injure Millions of Americans by Rosemary Gibson and Janardan P. Singh
Defending Donald Harvey: The Case of America's Most Notorious Angel-of-Death Serial Killer by William Whalen, attorney, and Bruce Martin
Perfect Poison: A Female Serial Killer's Deadly Medicine by William Phelps (about nurse/serial killer Kristen Gilbert)
Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell by Jack Olsen
The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder by Charles Graeber.
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail but Some Don't by Nate Silver
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers By Mary Roach
Areopagitica by John Milton (1644)
15 Documents and Speeches That Built America
Middlemarch, by George Eliot
Books that I don't recommend don't usually get mentioned here at all, unless some other patient safety advocate is recommending them and I want to express an opinion about that.
"Murder By Injection: The Story of the Medical Conspiracy Against America" by Eustace Mullins