LinkedIn November 6, 2018
Robert Pearl, M.D.

Friends, colleagues and readers of “Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Healthcare—And Why We’re Usually Wrong” know that I’m an avid baseball fan. I can scarcely make it through a meeting or book chapter without referencing our nation’s pastime. 

I’m not alone in my obsession, either. I received texts and emails during the World Series this year, asking whether I planned to write something about my favorite sport, similar to the an article I wrote earlier in the summer titled “5 FIFA World Cup Lessons For U.S. Healthcare.”

Truth is I’ve been so preoccupied with the upcoming elections that a blurb on baseball, or any sport, really, seemed too superficial. But when the 2018 season ended last weekend, I...