The surgeons: life and death in a top heart center

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An over-the-shoulder look at a major heart surgery center, with gripping accounts from the OR to the boardroom. Americans now spend more money on hearts than on new passenger cars. To understand this remarkable trend, Charles R. Morris "embedded" himself with a surgical team at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, one of the world's premier cardiac surgery and transplant centers. Given unprecedented access, Morris witnessed sophisticated operations and observed the tense meetings where surgeons relentlessly criticize their own performance. In thrilling detail, Morris recounts a late-night against-the-clock "harvest run" to secure a precious transplantable organ; the heart-breaking story of a child's failed transplant; a trainee surgeon's brutal daily regimen; and much more. Along the way, Morris documents the fifty years of research and hundreds of millions of dollars that have been expended on creating a reliable mechanical heart, and he steps back to reflect on how doctors think and how they judge each other, what is really driving health care costs, and the future of health care policy in America.
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subject_facetAcademic Medical Centers -- history
Biographies
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Columbia University Medical Center
Health Policy -- trends
Heart -- Surgery -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Heart surgeons -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
New York City
Personal Narrative
Thoracic Surgery -- history
title_displayThe surgeons : life and death in a top heart center
title_fullThe surgeons : life and death in a top heart center / Charles R. Morris
title_shortThe surgeons
title_sublife and death in a top heart center
topic_facetAcademic Medical Centers
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Health Policy
Heart
Heart surgeons
History
Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
history
trends