Hanging with the Health Wonks

masthead-hwrToday I defer to the New England links on The Health Wonk Review, a biweekly collection of the best in health policy blogs. Every two weeks, a different blogger hosts this blawg digest — I mean, blog… no,  I mean the current host, Health Blawg. Newton lawyer David Harlow hosts this health policy and law site and he’s on wonk review duty.  

 He links to the Health Beat Blog, which offers comments and links to the written version of Congressional testimony delivered last week by Harvard doc and New Yorker writer Atul A. Gawande.

 As a clinician, public health researcher, and medical-watcher, this is what I see: our health system is failing-on cost, coverage, safety, and value-because the complexity of health care itself has exceeded our abilities as individual clinicians.

 He also links to his own piece on medical tourism, my piece on HIT and a Mass Hospital Association bit on unions. Other items cover primary care in Mass. and a piece from Health Care Renewal on how Harvard pays its docs. Finds links to all of the above here.

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