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This past fall, I walked to my campus office filled with excitement and anticipation. September is, after all, the time of the year when college towns… More
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Context: People viewed as “overweight” or “obese” are vulnerable to weight-based discrimination, creating inequities and adverse health… More
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Context: Paid caregivers of low-income older adults navigate their role at what Hochschild calls the “market frontier”: the fuzzy line between the… More
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Context: The high cost of new prescription drugs and other medical products is a growing health policy issue. Many of the most transformative drugs… More
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Context: Since the Institute of Medicine’s 2001 report Crossing the Quality Chasm, there has been a rapid proliferation of quality measures used in… More
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Context: Incident-reporting systems (IRSs) are used to gather information about patient safety incidents. Despite the financial burden they imply,… More
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David (Dave) Sackett’s death in May 2015 prompted much public reflection about his legacy for the practice of medicine, yet his legacy extends well… More
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