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Can Hospitals Avoid Waste and Prevent Overtreatment?

US News & World Report
January 7, 2014
By: Susan Brink

U.S. News talks to Nobel Prize winner Dr. Bernard Lown about simplifying medical management. Bernard Lown is a cardiologist, a peace activist and a medical maverick who has earned the respect of his peers for research and innovations in cardiovascular care, despite often being a thorn in their sides. In 1981, he and Russian cardiologist Eugueni Chazov co-founded International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and in 1985 they were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Lown introduced the first direct current cardiac defibrillator to medicine in 1960. He founded the Lown Cardiovascular Research Institute in 1973, where he proved his theory that too many heart disease patients were undergoing surgery when simpler medical management could achieve the same or better results.

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