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Atul Gawande
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The ultimate surprise bill
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Ariadne Labs Sep 17
On we’re happy to join the and to celebrate 10 years of the Surgical Safety Checklist–a great patient safety tool that's been shown to reduce mortality rates. View checklist:
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Atul Gawande Sep 16
The groups behind the surprise billing ad blitz. "The choice before lawmakers now could not be more Washington-in-2019: Side with voters getting slammed by these bills, or side with the private equity-backed groups profiting from them."
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Lifebox Aug 21
Calling all Medical students, Surgical Trainees, and Early-Career Surgical Providers, we need you! Lifebox, and want to know about your experience of the Checklist. Complete our survey here:
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Atul Gawande Sep 11
A nice summary of what is known and not known so far.
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CNN Sep 10
A sixth person in the United States has died from lung disease related to vaping, Kansas health officials said. The death marks the first in the state, but raises even more concern about the safety and regulation of e-cigarettes.
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Atul Gawande Sep 11
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Atul Gawande Sep 7
Replying to @Atul_Gawande
CDC pt 2: People who use e-cig products should not buy them off the street & should not modify the products or add any substances not intended by the manufacturer. E-cigs should never be used by youth, young adults, pregnant women, or adults who do not currently use tobacco.
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Atul Gawande Sep 7
CDC: While investigation is ongoing, people should consider not using e-cig products. People who do use them should monitor for symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever) and promptly seek medical attention for concerns.
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Atul Gawande Sep 7
Despite being genetically identical, the clone has a slightly different fur color and pattern. “If I tell you I wasn’t disappointed, then I would be lying to you,” the customer, who paid $35000, said.
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Atul Gawande Sep 4
I didn't realize: LA County has offered its own health plan on California's exchange since 2013, making it the nation's largest "public option" health plan. The lessons are useful and fascinating.
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Atul Gawande Sep 4
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Atul Gawande Sep 4
Good news (after 650+ cases).
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Atul Gawande Aug 23
Replying to @Atul_Gawande
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Atul Gawande Aug 23
Potentially major global health news: Polypill contains aspirin, statin to lower cholesterol, and two BP meds. Reduced risk of major cardiovascular events from 8.8% to 5.9% in 50,000 participants age 40-75 in Iran.
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Atul Gawande Aug 19
Ebola’s continuing spread is evidence that scientific progress does not equal system progress.
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Atul Gawande Aug 18
Docs, how do you discuss prognosis w patients? New article in reviews best practices for discussing uncertain futures, including: time frame, daily function, and unpredicted events @dbljsndrsin .
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Atul Gawande Aug 15
Replying to @ianbremmer
A little data will help you out.
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Atul Gawande Aug 15
I love this Twitter feed.
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Michael L. Barnett Aug 12
Holy cow out of network billing is out of control. + colleagues use Optum data and find: Any surpise billing for admissions: 2010: 26% of admissions, mean $800 2016: 42%, mean $2040 (!!!) In 23% of hospitals, >90% of ED visits have surprise bills
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