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MEDIA ADVISORY: 6th Annual Lown Institute Conference

  MEDIA ADVISORY Sixth Annual Lown Institute Conference: Breaking the Cycle of High Cost & Low Value: America’s Next Health System   Free media registration is available.   What: The 2018 Lown Institute Conference brings together clinicians, patients, researchers, and policymakers to advance bold ideas for controlling overuse and skyrocketing costs, bring focus to a […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Medical Research Awards Announced at Annual Lown Institute Conference

New Research Explores Shared Decision Making with Patients and Drivers of Overuse Boston, MA—Dr. Lauren Taylor, a general surgery resident at the University of Wisconsin, won this year’s Best Abstract Award at the Lown Institute annual conference, May 5-7 in Boston. This year’s research symposium focused on two main themes: drivers of over-testing and -treatment […]

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Restoring humanitarian ideals of health care is focus of Lown Conference

March 16, 2017 (Boston, MA)—Clinicians, researchers, patient advocates, trainees and policymakers will address the ineffective, wasteful and unsafe practices within the U.S. health system at the 5th Annual Lown Institute Conference, Beyond the Bottom Line: Defending the Human Connection in Health Care. The conference takes place May 5-7 at the Boston Marriott Quincy.

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The Lancet calls for overuse to be confronted globally

January 9, 2017 (London)— A five-part series of papers on medical underuse and overuse, commissioned by The Lancet, and led by the Lown Institute in Boston, calls for health policy makers and providers to take urgent action and expand research to tackle underuse and overuse together, factors leading to widespread poor health care across the globe. The papers, titled The Right Care Series, are authored by 27 international experts and are available online and at a special all-day launch event at King’s College London today.

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Access, cost of care lead patient concerns

December 2, 2016 (Boston, MA)–More than 20 percent of respondents to an informal study conducted by the Right Care Alliance*, a grassroots network of clinicians, patients and community leaders affiliated with the Lown Institute, indicated that access to medical care was their greatest health care worry.

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Right Care Action Week activities to focus on ‘listening’ to enrich health care

September 21, 2016 (Boston, MA) – Physicians, nurses and other clinicians have known for generations that listening is the bedrock of good health care. But these days, finding time to listen fully to a patient’s history and concerns has become nearly impossible, a trend that’s more than just frustrating. It’s dangerous. That’s why the Lown Institute has teamed up with more than a thousand clinicians, as well as members of the public, to promote listening during the second annual national Right Care Action Week, October 16-22.

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Elder care leader to keynote at Lown Conference

April 14, 2016 (Chicago)—Joanne Lynn, MD, believes major changes are necessary to care for the growing population of Americans who are living longer, many who are experiencing multiple chronic conditions and progressive disabilities.

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