Book: Man’s 4th Best Hospital

Samuel Shem's Book Man's 4th Best Hospital

Man’s 4th Best Hospital is the fictional sequel to The House of God, and Basch and the gang are back together to fight against corporate medicine. This time the novel is set in a present-day academic medical center, and almost every doctor-patient interaction has been corrupted by greed and distracting technology.

Book: The House of God

Samuel Shem's Book The House of God

By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative novel about what it really takes to become a doctor.

Book: Healthcare from the Trenches

Book: Healthcare from the Trenches

American medicine, once envied and emulated around the world, has transformed into an oppressive, burdensome system for both doctors and patients whose failings must be exposed if there is any hope for a solution; an insider account.

Blog: Epstein’s Pearls

David Epstein, MD

David Epstein MD’s blog explains medical issues having to do with the health of children, relays perspectives on current events from a medical standpoint, discusses how to create medical content, and describes personal experiences in medicine.

Prior Authorization Compromises Patient Care

Prior Authorization Compromises Patient Care

Mark Lopatin, MD: Prior authorization by insurance companies compromises patient care in a number of ways. Insurance companies must be held accountable for the medical decisions they make, just as physicians are accountable for the medical decisions we make.