Dr. Barbara Starfield is a Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She joined us by phone on January 21, 2010, for a live interview discussing the dangers and inequalities of the American health care system.
Dr. Starfield's medical research and commentary went viral on the web following her 2000 article entitled "Is US Health Really the Best in the World?" [Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol.284, No.4, 2000, pages 483-485.] In this article Dr. Starfield explained that medical error is the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.