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Health Care Quality Conference: Tools and Takeaways for Your Journey

Whether your team or organization is just beginning to implement quality improvement projects or you’ve been engaged in such work for years, the Health Care Quality Conference on May 4 at DHMC promises to offer tools and techniques that can be beneficial no matter where you are in your journey to improve quality. Continuing medical education credits are available. Dartmouth employees receive a discounted registration.

NH First Responders Making House Calls to Treat Overdose Cases – Sun News

Read article – An article about a new program that allows communities to set up “mobile Safe Stations” mentions research by Lisa Marsch, the Andrew G. Wallace Professor and professor of psychiatry and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, who contributed to a study supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. According to Marsch, deaths resulting from fentanyl-related overdoses increased by 1,629 percent from 2010 to 2015, people in New Hampshire are producing fentanyl in their homes using standard kitchen blenders, and people are having difficulty accessing Narcan.

A Price Disclosure in Drug Ads Misses the Point – Bloomberg

Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about President Donald Trump’s proposal that drug ads on television disclose prices. Trump’s proposal gives “the illusion of doing good,” says Woloshin. Most people don’t pay the list price for a drug, he said, “so the list price is an abstraction.” Beyond that: “It could make things worse because some people assume more expensive drugs are more effective.”