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Quartz

Andrew North

6 April 2017

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Mongolia, under the influence of Dr. Odontuya Davaasuren, has become very advanced in its palliative care. Patients are given full information about their diagnosis, are provided with the proper pain medications, fami...

The New York Times

Shefali Luthra

28 February 2017

Milbridge, Maine, United States

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Throughout the country, issues of health care exclusivity and rising drug prices are being addressed with creative solutions. Innovating new medicines and medicine deliver systems, such as an alternative EpiPen, is pr...

Digg

Caitlin Cruz

31 January 2017

United States

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Transgender people are using crowdfunding sites to raise money to pay for gender confirmation surgeries. “"It was such a surreal feeling. I was looking at the number in my PayPal," Moog says. It didn't quite sink in...

The Atlantic

James Hamblin

29 November 2016

Cuba

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Cuba spends $813 per person annually on health care and provides better care than the U.S., which spends $9,403 per person annually. In the Cuban health care system, doctors use regular checkups to identify at risk pa...

Bright Magazine

Sruthi Gottipati

22 March 2016

Mityana, Uganda

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In Uganda, a country with high levels of corruption and political patronage, citizen-led grassroots efforts to root out graft and enforce accountability have sprung up across the country. “Village budget clubs,” train...

ProPublica

Olga Pierce

31 December 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Instead of filing expensive lawsuits for malpractice, patients who have experienced undue harm in the course of care go through an internal system both compensates victims and allows doctors to learn from their mistak...

BBC

Fiona Hill

13 December 2015

Cuba

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As a person’s disease advances their health care needs become more expensive. The Cuban health care system keeps costs down and patients healthy through compulsory healthy checks and emphasis on prevention.

The Nation

Dani McClain

28 October 2015

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Historically, decisions to make birth-control methods affordable to low-income women have ignored women's reproductive rights and discriminated against minorities. A counseling model that explicitly focuses on a woman...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

27 October 2015

La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

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Few Americans talk about their end-of-life wishes. To encourage these conversations, Medicare has decided to reimburse doctors for the time they spend helping families decide end-of-life wishes. In Wisconsin, a progra...

PBS NewsHour

Jackie Judd

2 September 2015

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

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Many U.S. medical systems are using medical-legal partnerships to help disadvantaged patients who need help navigating problems with landlords and insurers that interfere with their health.

Christian Science Monitor

Noelle Swan

15 June 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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How are people with mental illness policed in the U.S.? Unfortunately, often people with mental illness are sent to prison, instead of being treated. There are “10 times as many inmates diagnosed with severe mental il...

Vox

Sarah Kliff

28 May 2015

La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

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Encouraging conversations with doctors about end-of-life care helps to normalize the process for patients, and ultimately helps to reduce medical costs. The Respecting Choices program developed in La Crosse, Wisconsin...

The New Yorker

Atul Gawande

11 May 2015

McAllen, Texas, United States

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An investigation reveals a startling percentage of medical procedures provided in the United States are unnecessary or inappropriate - harming patients physically as well as financially. This "profit-maximizing medica...

Shanghai Daily

Zhang Qian

17 March 2015

China

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Organ donation in China has become increasingly transparent in recent years, leading to an increase in the number of people agreeing to donate. Now that there is a transparent, national donation system this trend is e...

KQED

April Dembosky

30 April 2014

San Francisco, California, United States

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Health insurance sign-ups made available to all inmates at the San Francisco county jail, partnered with guidance from a clinic once they are on the outside, allows them to receive better care upon release, and may he...

NewsWorks

Zach Seward

5 December 2013

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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With more and more Americans having to pay medical costs out of pocket, a small company out of Philadelphia called ELAP is on the front lines of the war against escalating charges. By helping overwhelmed patients to d...

Kaiser Health News

April Dembosky

24 June 2013

California, United States

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Few people can afford the cost of medications for chronic illnesses. California administrators of federal health care have limited the amount a person can be charged per month for high-end medicine.

The Lancet

Amy Yee

27 April 2013

Mumbai, India

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In India “more than 75 000 cases of cruelty by husbands or relatives against women were registered in 2009.” There are no general, medical guidelines for doctors to follow when examining victims of sexual assault. An ...

The New York Times

Gardiner Harris

10 July 2011

Roanoke, Virginia, United States

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Miscommunication is the leading cause of medical errors, so medical schools in the U.S. are testing aspiring doctors' communication and team work abilities during admissions.

Forbes

Robert Langreth

20 June 2005

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Medical errors kill 100,000 Americans every year. A new vanguard is out to fix the fatal flaws, mostly by evaluating processes and looking for points of breakdown or confusion.

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