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 COCA-Cola and a number of philanthropic organisations have committed more than $21 million to work together to help African governments maximize their ability to get...
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Lots has been written about how high health care costs in the US are, and how mediocre outcomes are relative to those high costs. The American Health Care Paradox: Why...
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...
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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...
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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...

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