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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...

The New Yorker

Atul Gawande

3 August 2012

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Restaurant chains like the Cheesecake Factory combine quality control, affordability, and innovation in a way that the healthcare industry may be able to replicate. In Boston, John Wright began streamlining knee repla...

PBS Frontline

Atul Gawande

3 August 2011

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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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.

The New Yorker

Atul Gawande

24 January 2011

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Dr. Atul Gawande finds that the highest hospital debt bills are from chronically ill patients who only receive emergency room care instead of the primary care appointments they need. By targeting these hot spots, doct...

The New Yorker

Atul Gawande

1 June 2009

McAllen, Texas, United States

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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...

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