United Press International – A story on a Dartmouth study that found, after a systematic review of 1,508 citations, that health care savings are not as low as expected when patients are more involved in their own medical care.
In the News
USA Today – Quotes David Goodman—a professor of pediatrics and of health policy, director of the Center for Health Policy Research, and co-principal investigator for Dartmouth Atlas—on variations in tonsillectomy procedures, or tonsil removal surgeries.
Consumer Reports– Quotes Seddon Savage, Geisel ’80, associate professor of anesthesiology at Geisel and director of the Dartmouth Center on Addiction Recovery and Education.
New Hampshire Union Leader – An extensive story on a study from Samir Soneji, an assistant professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center that details the progress made in the battle on cancer.
New Hampshire Union Leader – The Geisel School of Medicine will add a neurology professorship in the name of Murray Bornstein, Class of 1939, a former adjunct professor at Geisel and multiple sclerosis researcher, for his gift to the school.
New Hampshire Union Leader – Ira Byock—professor of medicine and of community and family medicine and director of the Palliative Care Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center—is quoted extensively on end-of-life care and the downsides to hospice.
NPR – Quotes James Bernat, the Louis and Ruth Frank Professor of Neuroscience, who says that when a person is declared brain dead, “there is zero brain function.”
Concord Monitor– Points to a study led by the Dartmouth Atlas that found pediatric care varies widely by region in terms of types of treatment and medication that children receive.
Cataract & Refractive Surgery – Eric Donnenfeld ’77, Geisel ’80, trustee of the Geisel School of Medicine, authors this opinion piece on the initial “learning curve” associated with femtosecond laser cataract surgery which, Donnenfeld writes, “is relatively new.”
Medpage Today – This story opens by citing founder of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice Jack Wennberg’s research on health care variations.