Year of Publication: 2014
Author(s) : Dr. Paul Ruggieri
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.