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Understanding the arguments for specific features of health reform

June 17, 2009


The Science of Health Care Reform Author: Robert H. Brook, MD JAMA. 2009;301(23):2486-2487 (doi:10.1001/jama.2009.866) Available online: Robert H. Brook has published nice summary of considerations that need to be made on the part of practitioners in choosing a side in the next battle over the specifics of health care reform. See a few  key […]

Redefining Healthcare by Porter & Teisberg

January 15, 2009


Got this one for Christmas; it’s so far a solid read, if half-baked in discussion of the practical application of the authors’ theory. See official reviews and the public opinions in the links below: …also see the energetic exchange of diatribes (off-topic but interesting nonetheless) in this posting on […]

More assigned readings

January 9, 2009


How To Make Sense Of Medical Statistics Listen Now [28 min 2 sec] Talk of the Nation, January 9, 2009 · Relative risk, absolute risk, number needed to treat: medical research papers are loaded with confusing statistics. Steven Woloshin and Lisa M. Schwartz, authors of the book Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics, talk about […]