Achieving a Sustainable Health-Care System: What Might We Do?
Elliott S. Fisher, M.D., MPH, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School
In medical care, is more always better? Dr. Fisher calls this widely held assumption into question. In this inaugural Lectureship of The Lundberg Institute, Fisher will draw on his broad expertise in the use of Medicare databases and survey research methods for health-care evaluation in an examination of the causes and the implications of regional variations in Medicare spending. His research suggests that about 30 percent of current U.S. health-care spending is devoted to services that provide no apparent health benefits, and may even be harmful.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: George Hammond
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