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3 August 2011
Camden, New Jersey, United States
Broadcast TV Programs
The highest hospital costs come from preventable emergency room visits. A doctor in Camden developed a home visit program which gives better and cheaper care.
2 August 2011
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Organizations are mobilizing volunteers in hospitals to connect low-income families with human services which address social factors like poor housing, nutrition, etc. so patients are able to work and thus afford heal...
28 July 2011
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
The United States now has a variety of federally-supported nutrition programs, but the health care system remains disconnected from the social determinants of health. Many doctors simply lack the resources to provide ...
2 May 2011
Saratoga, California, United States
Despite significant increases in funding and advances in biomedical research, the rates of new treatments and drugs for illnesses that reach the market every year have plummeted. A group called the Myelin Repair Found...
28 April 2011
Michigan, United States
Patients in U.S. hospitals suffer high rates of infection due to poor practices such as lack of proper hand-washing and lack of sanitization when inserting central line catheters. The Michigan Health and Hospital Asso...
3 December 2010
Two columns on how Iran is treating its massive epidemic of injecting drug use by tackling it as a health problem, effectively lowering H.I.V. rates among drug users using an approach to drugs known as harm reduction.
3 November 2009
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Over 3000 Words
Dr. Brent James, chief quality officer at Intermountain Healthcare, came up with a system for regulating and improving healthcare in the Intermountain medical region and at other hospitals nationwide. He teaches a pro...
1 June 2009
McAllen, Texas, United States
Over 3000 Words
Studies show that spending more money on healthcare, past a certain level of care, worsens patient outcomes. Mayo Clinic has one of the highest-quality for the lowest cost healthcare systems in the nation. They achiev...
20 June 2005
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Over 3000 Words
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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