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Atul Gawande
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Atul Gawande May 20
“Can we stop the epidemic? Certainly we can,” said Mike Ryan, who runs the World Health Organization’s emergencies program. But to do so, he said, a political solution that reduced the violence was first needed.
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Atul Gawande May 12
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Atul Gawande May 9
Cities were more obese before. Now it's rural areas. Globally. "Contrary to the dominant paradigm, >55% of the global rise in mean BMI from 1985 to 2017—and >80% in some low- and middle-income regions—was due to increases in BMI in rural areas."
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Harvard University May 7
New research from warns that popular vaping products contain toxins associated with lung disease
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Atul Gawande May 8
“An American mom today is 50% more likely to die in childbirth than her own mother was,” said Dr. Neel Shah. True across demographics. But the greatest risk factor: being black. #1 cause: cardiac, not infection or bleeding anymore.
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Atul Gawande May 8
Highly recommended.
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ThinkItThrough May 7
One of the least publicized provisions of the ACA: It caps how much insurance companies are allowed to profit as a percentage of total premiums charged.
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Gerard Doherty May 5
No one metric can capture value of health to a patient. Need to include patient-reported data to know true effects ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ Opinion | When Is a Transplant Worth It? - The New York Times
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Atul Gawande May 6
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Atul Gawande May 6
State of the art care for quality AND quantity of life in cancer care
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 25
I cannot emphasize enough how important this message is: Vaccines work! The outbreak we are experiencing is completely preventable. Vaccines are an effective and safe tool that can protect you, your children, and your community from getting measles.
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Atul Gawande Apr 28
Thanks . You are awesome.
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Atul Gawande Apr 28
Practical wisdom on improving serious illness care from
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Atul Gawande Apr 23
Underrated news: The new Primary Cares initiative is a big deal. Creates a flat, per-patient monthly payment option for PCPs, which means enabling using telehealth, health coaching and other innovations.
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Atul Gawande Apr 23
I am thrilled to hand the baton at to the brilliant and compassionate primary care innovator, .
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Sarah Kliff Apr 16
News! Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital has a new billing policy: —No more balance bills —An income-adjusted maximum on what patients will need to pay out of pocket. This all happened after our ER billing project revealed their aggressive tactics in January. Story TK.
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Professor Craig White 🏳️‍🌈 Apr 17
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Jason Leitch Apr 17
“Since the implementation of the checklist, as part of an overall national safety strategy, there has been a 36.6% reduction in post-surgical mortality.”
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Atul Gawande Apr 16
Medicare is underspending on primary care - only 2-5% of total spending, despite improving outcomes and, often, costs.
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Atul Gawande Mar 15
Maternal mortality after cesarean section in middle income African countries is 1 in 200 — 50x higher income countries — and the neonatal death rate is 1 in 23. We have an invisible epidemic of avoidable surgical deaths globally.
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