Shannon Brownlee is senior vice president of the Lown Institute, a nonpartisan public policy think tank based in Boston. She is also cofounder of the Right Care Alliance, a network of physicians, nurses, patients, and community activists advocating for a transformed and uniquely American health care system.
Industrialized health care has suppressed the human interaction that forms the ineffable “art” of medicine—while failing to achieve true efficiency.
How the economic imperatives of academia and biomedical journals are leading to a flood of junk science.
Two new books show how access to health care is only part of the problem.
Republican reform plans misdiagnose the problem. The solution is better care for the minority of patients who drive most of the spending.
New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s public health G-men got smoking out of restaurants, trans fats out of foods, and calorie counts onto menus. The rest of the country soon followed.