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Productivity and the Health Care Workforce

  • By
  • Shannon Brownlee,
  • Joe Colucci,
  • New America Foundation
  • and Thom Walsh, Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science
October 2, 2013

Will Health Care Reform Make U.S. Healthier? | Washington Times

September 3, 2013

“We have a disease care system,” not a health care system, says Shannon Brownlee, a health policy expert and author of Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer. “And the disease care system… if it really was honest with itself ...

ACOs Ask 'Activation' Experts How To Engage Passive Patients | Atlantic Information Services

August 7, 2013

However, barriers to shared decision-making include physician time and physician acceptance, he says. Shannon Brownlee, senior vice president of the Brookline, Mass.-based Lown Institute, which studies health care cost and quality issues, agrees. “To ...

The Sidebar: Do-Gooder Drones and End of Days

May 9, 2013
Shane Harris and Crawford Allan discuss the altruistic uses of drones, and what the future of UAV use will look like. Shannon Brownlee exposes a disturbing trend in end-of-life care, and explains why it's so bad in California. Elizabeth Weingarten hosts.

Better Than "Sicko," But Still Missing The Mark On Healthcare Solutions ... | Forbes

March 22, 2013

Shannon Brownlee, director of the New America Health Policy Program, believes all doctors should be salaried and that the Veterans Health Administration offers a promising model for the nation. Likewise, Dr. Steven Nissen has a great antipathy towards ...

Tamiflu: Myth and Misconception

  • By
  • Shannon Brownlee,
  • New America Foundation
  • and Jeanne Lenzer
February 19, 2013 |

Flu season is still here, and Hoffman-LaRoche, the manufacturer of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir) are still running an ad intended to market directly to patients. "Sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think. The flu is a big deal, so don't treat it like a little cold. Treat it with Tamiflu." If you didn't get the message from these ads, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also issued public service announcements urging people to get Tamiflu at the first sign of a sniffle or sneeze.

New America NYC: Meaningful Patient Empowerment in the Era of Healthcare Reform

January 29, 2013
Recent research warns about the deadly consequences of medical mistakes and the importance of meaningful patient participation in their own healthcare. “Patient empowerment” is the phrase of the day, but is it a realistic goal, and can we translate this principle into practice? Join New America NYC for a conversation with physicians and patient advocates discussing policies and individual actions that would promote real patient empowerment in this era of healthcare reform.

More Reforms Needed In Health Care System | Capitol Weekly

January 14, 2013

“We have a disease care system,” not a health care system, says Shannon Brownlee, senior research fellow at the New America Foundation and author of Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer. “And the disease care system…

Avoidable Ignorance: Patient Decision Aids and Shared Decision Making

  • By
  • Shannon Brownlee,
  • Vanessa Hurley,
  • New America Foundation
  • and Ben Moulton, JD. MPH; Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making
January 11, 2013

Every medical treatment comes with the possibility of both benefits and harms. Understanding these tradeoffs is particularly important in the case of elective tests and procedures, where more than one reasonable treatment option exists and medical evidence does not point to a particular treatment choice as the “right” one. Such treatments are often called “preference-sensitive” because the rate at which they are delivered is sensitive to, or in part depends upon the patient or the provider’s preference.

Doctors Or Patients: Who Has Final Say On Treatment? | Utica Observer Dispatch

January 8, 2013

“All too often, what the patient might prefer doesn't even come up, and it's the clinician's opinion and personal beliefs that determine the course of treatment,” said Shannon Brownlee, lead author of the report and an instructor at the Dartmouth ...

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