Veena SriramHappy to share the final paper from my dissertation - an exploration of bureaucracies and power using a case study of the former Medical Council of India and its approach to emergency medicine. @saracbennett@ahyder1
Abraar Karan considers the nature of expertise during a pandemic and argues that the notion of “the expert” is largely misplaced As the covid-19 pandemic spreads, one question has come [...]More...
Veena Sriram"Rather than asking who is the expert, you should really be asking what the question is that you want answered."
Abraar Karan: Covid-19—on trust, experts, and the brilliance of everyday people
The lack of capacity for governance of Ministries of Health (MoHs) is frequently advanced as an explanation for health systems failures in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). But do we understand what governance capacities MoHs should have?...
The availability of medical specialists has accelerated in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), driven by factors including epidemiological and demographic shifts, doctors’ preferences for postgraduate training, income growth and medical...
Veena SriramWhat are the policy gaps around medical specialization in LMICs? New analysis from @saracbennett and I on major questions linking specialization and health systems
Strengthening medical specialisation policy in low-income and middle-income countries
Internal medicine association signals it would support either "Medicare for All" or a strong public option.
Veena SriramFurther proof of the fragmentation in organized medicine on the issue of universal health care in the U.S.
The American College of Physicians says it's time for "Medicare for All" or a strong public option. That's a big deal. huffpost.com/entry/doctors-… via @HuffPostPol
Medical education in India has been beset so far by scandal. In medical practice, professional bodies have been opposing plans for a mid-level professional. Can the new National Medical Commission reform education and regulation to enable better...
Introduction Ambulance-based emergency medical systems (EMS) are expensive and remain rare in low- and middle-income countries, where trauma victims are usually transported to hospital by passing vehicles. Recent developments in transportation...
Veena SriramOur new paper on challenges w/ pre-hospital care in Delhi, highlighting the critical role of bystanders and the police in transport.
The care and transport of trauma victims by layperson emergency medical systems: a qualitative study in Delhi, India
Medical specialization is a key feature of biomedicine, and is a growing, but weakly understood aspect of health systems in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), including India. Emergency medicine is an example of a medical specialty that...
Health workers are central to people-centred health systems, resilient economies and sustainable development. Given the rising importance of the health workforce, changing human resource for health (HRH) policy and practice and recent health policy...
Veena SriramNew commentary on the role of HPSR in advancing the science of HRH! Enjoyed collaborating with and learning from this group, led by @ashageorge72
Medical specialization is an understudied, yet growing aspect of health systems in low- and middleincome countries (LMICs). In India, medical specialization is incrementally, yet significantly, modifying service delivery, workforce...
Veena SriramHow do new medical specialties gain political priority in LMICs? Delighted to share my first dissertation publication - a policy analysis of the emergence and recognition of emergency medicine as a medical specialty in India. @IJHPM@saracbennett@ahyder1
A study shows the unpredictability of human behavior and the implication for medicine.
Veena Sriram"Perhaps the most important insight from the “checklist in childbirth” study is the extent to which human behavior remains an uncharted frontier for medicine"
Surgical Checklists Save Lives — but Once in a While, They Don’t. Why?