The Cost of Cutting

The Cost of Cutting

Pages: 320

Publisher: Berkley

Year of Publication: 2014

An insider’s perspective on the economic influence of busy operating rooms & what patients and policymakers can do to improve quality and reduce costs.

Author(s) : Dr. Paul Ruggieri

Book Description:

Why is surgery so expensive?  Why does the cost of surgery incoherently vary from hospital to hospital?  Because hospitals and surgeons, in addition to quality care, expect something else: profits. In his groundbreaking new book, “The Cost of Cutting: A Surgeon Reveals the Truth Behind a Multibillion-Dollar Industry,” September 2 from Berkley Books, Dr. Paul A. Ruggieri takes readers behind the operating room doors, exposing the business influences on the surgical decision process – and what patients and policymakers must do to improve transparency.