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Until the white coats show up, this will amount to little more than a fad

March 9, 2016

By Kim DiGioia, MSPH

An interview with Lauren Taylor, MPH

Taylor will be speaking at the 2016 Lown Conference as part of a panel discussion entitled, “What Are the Real Harms of a Culture of Over-testing and Overtreatment? Perspectives from Patients, Clinicians and Communities” on Saturday morning, April 16. The panel discussion and Q&A will explore the ways in which overuse results in harm to patients, clinicians, and our communities.

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A call for meaningful work hours for residents

By Chris Worsham, MD

March 8, 2016

The decade-long debate surrounding the resident physician work hour regulations put into place in 2003 and 2011 is coming to a boil. With one large study of surgical residents completed (the FIRST Trial), and one of medical residents nearing completion (the iCOMPARE Trial), the duty-hours conversation has elicited opinions from senior and junior physicians from across the country.

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Hope for a better future in a deeply flawed system

March 2, 2016

By Kim DiGioia, MSPH

An interview with Jeffrey Brenner, MD

Jeffrey Brenner, MD is a family physician in Camden, NJ. Dr. Brenner owned and operated a solo-practice, urban family medicine office that provided full-spectrum family health services to a largely Hispanic, Medicaid population including delivering babies, caring for children and adults, and doing home visits. Recognizing the need for a new way for hospitals, providers, and community residents to collaborate he founded and has served as the Executive Director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers since 2003. Through the Camden Coalition, local stakeholders are working to build an integrated, health delivery model to provide better care for Camden City residents. Dr. Brenner will give a keynote at the 2016 Lown Conference in Chicago on Saturday morning, April 16.

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Doctors’ fear of omission vs. commission

February 23, 2016

By Margie Coloian, MSJ

An interview with Rita Redberg, MD
Dr. Redberg, chief editor, JAMA Internal Medicine and director, Women’s Cardiovascular Services, University of California, San Francisco, will kick off Research Day at the 4th Annual Lown Institute Conference, April 15-17, at the JW Marriott Chicago.

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