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From Scurvy to Streptomycin to Social Policy
Their cases were as similar as I could have them.
—James Lind, 17531
With deep roots in clinical… More
Context: As many parts of the United States continue to face physician shortages, the increased use of nurse practitioners (NPs) can improve access to… More
The 2000 Surgeon General’s report identified the state of oral health in America as an issue of major concern, highlighting significant disparities… More
Context: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual health insurance marketplaces rely on purchasers to make informed choices to impose price and… More
2020—The Year of Living Dangerously in a COVID-19 World
In my introduction to the March 2021 issue of the Quarterly, I referred to 2020 as a… More
Social prescribing is an effort to recognize and address the broader, nonclinical contributors to health and well-being made by social and economic factors, while maintaining the clinical role of medically trained staff. More
Context: Even though nearly 6% of citizen babies born in the United States have at least one undocumented parent, undocumented immigrants are… More
Financial distress in the health care sector is a nonintuitive consequence of a pandemic. Yet, in the United States, the budgets of health care… More
“Another influenza epidemic like that of 1918 is only one of a number of unforeseeable events which might profoundly affect public… More
Context: The image of generic drugs as a commodity sold in competitive markets is an oversimplification, as evidenced by increasing accounts of price… More
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