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Many Americans are aware that the United States spends much more on health care than any other country in the world. But fewer people know that the health of Americans—by many different measures—is actually worse than the health of citizens in other wealthy countries.
Two major reports, both released last year, provide further elaboration of this apparent paradox. The first, “The State of US Health, 1990-2010,” documented trends in...
The best way to address disparities might be to look outside hospital walls — and focus on early-childhood development and education
The United States has the most expensive health care system in the world, and yet we still have shockingly poor outcomes and broad inequities in the way our population’...
U.S. Army General (ret.) Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan, speaks at the Brookings Institution on “Lessons on Counterinsurgency from the Human Body,” Dec. 19.
A retired four-star general, who has studied and fought insurgencies in the Middle East, would appear to have little in common with a new Ph.D., research biologist and expert...
The cover of "The American Health Care Paradox"
The patient, lean and in his 60s, was in the hospital for the second time in a month with blood sugar levels that were out of control and he was not happy. Despite the nurses...
View inside of an operating room
Hospitals are doing a better job implementing best practices to reduce 30-day readmission rates for cardiac patients, but even “the best-of-the-best” are still falling short...
The Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) for the U.S. Embassy, Jessica Lapenn, Dr. Douglas Shaffer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Country Director, and the Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, visited Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali (CHUK), to review U.S. government funded programs.
The mission of CHUK, the main state hospital in Kigali, is ensuring the provision of care to the population, providing education, developing clinical research, and giving...
View inside the laboratory
Hundreds of millions of dollars could be saved if hospitals implemented six strategies aimed at reducing heart failure readmissions, a large national sample of hospitals...

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