Toronto, the city that can’t get a subway built or figure out public trash bins has sneakily become “the epicentre of machine learning” and “one of the world’s foremost hubs for AI research and development.”
In this narrative medicine essay, a physician at Boston’s Health Care for the Homeless program describes the experience of responding to frequent injection drug overdoses in the clinic’s restrooms, sees the phenomenon as a result of society’s...
Worldwide, more than 70% of all deaths are attributable to noncommunicable diseases (NCDS), such as cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes, and mental illness. Although such deaths are preventable, effective solutions continue to elude the public...
Andrew S. Boozary“If Ontario increased the ratio of social-to-health spending by 1%, we predict life expectancy gains of 5% and avoidable mortality of 3% per year. That redistribution would have been of less than 1 percent of the total health budget.” -@pgfor🔥
Putting a price on longevity or well-being is tricky, but not impossible.
Andrew S. BoozaryIs health spending worth it?
🇺🇸 system: “choose between no transportation and a new $50,000 luxury car, the car is worth it.”
🇨🇦 system: get a McLaren but GPS lock won’t let you drive off the hospital parking lot- not enough public transport to/at home
Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Stopping the Gaps in Epidemic Preparedness
Andrew S. Boozarythe global moral imperative for public health:
“People around the world have confidence that epidemics are being averted and that if they do face a public health emergency, their country and the global health community will be ready to stop it.” @NEJM
Editorial from The New England Journal of Medicine — Eyes Wide Open — Examining the Data on Duty-Hour Reform
Andrew S. BoozaryEyes Wide Open: brilliant @LisaRosenbaum17 in @NEJM
"design a system capable of fostering the morale of its workforce, while simultaneously sustaining the relationships that remain fundamental to the well-being of both patients and their doctors."
This Medical News story examines the roots of and potential corrective measures for weight bias in health care settings.
Andrew S. Boozarythis is such an important issue when it comes to delivering better health care — great to see @JAMA_current call out the bias+ steps forward.
“Weight bias is ubiquitous in society as a whole. Doctors are part of society.” -@YoniFreedhoff
The truth is that both Small Change and Big Bang pharmacare can deliver the goods – if they’re properly designed. What matters is the details
Andrew S. Boozary.@globeandmail did a splendid job playing Morpheus from Matrix—laying out the history and need for pharmacare. It then led us to two models 💊— Small + Big Change Pharmacare. And left us saying: "no turning back. your choice, but devil is in the details”.