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Spineless | 4 - Dr. Death

Avsnittet publicerades: 9/11/2018

If a doctor is fired from a hospital, you have to do two things: the first, is to report them to the state medical board. Baylor-Plano did not do that to Dr. Duntsch. They also did not do the second, which is report him to the National Practitioner Data Bank. This is how hospitals keep up doctor’s records - and prevent them from sneaking from hospital to hospital. Either one of these things could have slowed Duntsch’s path of destruction - if either had happened at all. Dr. Death is presented by Bad Times at the El Royale, in theaters October 12. Check out the trailer at elroyalemovie.com Other sponsors include: Zip Recruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ziprecruiter.com/death  Bombas - Save 20% by visiting bombas.com/death and entering the offer death in the checkout code space

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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system.
Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away.
But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect?
From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.