With the millions of people who go through surgery in America, there are going to be mistakes. There will be errors regardless of how much the process is tinkered. No system can be perfect.
The American medical system has been broken for years for other reasons, though. It is overregulated, institutionalized and uncompetitive, guaranteeing a high level of inefficiency and abuse. Its cost has consequently grown to the point Americans cannot continue to pay for it, not through direct fees, insurance premiums or taxes. It already is rationing services and goods through administrative and insurance oversight. It is already next to impossible to get a timely appointment to see your doctor, Obamacare has already made that problem worse, and it is becoming more so by the month now.
Effective reform would entail deregulation and decentralization. Our political system has taken the opposite direction. Yes, US medicine (we have to start calling it that rather than American medicine because it is being nationalized by the US government) is broken, and no one knows how to put Humpty back together again.