Patient safety expert Elizabeth Bewley exposes the sources of errors in the healthcare system. Health care kills more than 600,000 people every year, the equivalent of the population of Boston. You will learn vital information needed to keep you safe as Elizabeth
- defines our hidden assumptions about health care, medications, and treatments and why these assumptions put you in danger.
- discusses how communication issues harm patients, and why you need to be the CEO of your own health care.
- stresses why it is important for you to know what questions to ask about your healthcare options and offers examples of the questions.
Elizabeth L. Bewley is President & CEO of Pario Health Institute and the author of Killer Cure: Why Health Care is the Second Leading Cause of Death in America And How to Ensure That It’s Not Yours. She is also the author of a weekly newspaper column called “The Good Patient.” She was an executive with Johnson & Johnson for 20 years. She became interested in patient safety after she had personal experiences with health care that almost led to her death. Elizabeth earned an MBA from Columbia University and is an invited speaker at national health policy conferences. To tell Elizabeth your story or to ask her a question, write to: email@example.com.