What Does It Take To Bring Transparency To Medicine?

December 12, 2014

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Courage.

About Leana Wen’s TED Talk

Doctors in the U.S. don’t have to tell patients about conflicts of interest. When physician Leana Wen asked her fellow doctors to open up, the reaction she got was frightening.

About Leana Wen

Dr. Leana Wen is an ER physician, patient advocate and author of When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests. She is devoted to transforming the healthcare system through patient and provider education, consumer advocacy and public policy reform. Wen is a practicing attending physician and Director of Patient-Centered Care in the Department of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University. A professor of Emergency Medicine, she co-directs GW’s Residency Fellowship in Health Policy and is the founding director of Who’s My Doctor.

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