Banks evaporate, markets shed value, and jobs float ghostlike
into economic history. We no longer trust our bankers
and brokers, our realtors, our mutual fund administrators, and
our regulators. Can our hospitals be far behind? They offer us
treatment, but also all too often deliver unexpected infections,
injury as the result of errors, aggressive debt collection practices,
rude behavior, and concealment of secrets about their
mistakes—not a pretty picture.