Knowledge & Research

All Thyroid Cancers Are Not ‘Created Equal’— Avoiding Unnecessary or ‘Excessive’ Treatment

Medical Xpress

Features research by Dr. H. Gilbert Welch and Dr. Gerard Doherty examining the steep increase in thyroid cancer diagnoses. The doctors write that, along with overdiagnosis, overtreatment is a real...

Task Shifting Could Help Lower Costs in U.S. Health Care

Harvard Business Review

Vijay Govindarajan and coauthor Ravi Ramamurti write that task shifting, the idea that one should match the skill level of the individual to the skill requirements of a task, could...

CEO of Amazon Health Care Venture a ‘Doctorpreneur’

Cheddar

Vijay Govindarajan discusses the new health care venture from Amazon, JP Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway, including why Atul Gawande is the right choice to lead the project.

Health Care in India Can Provide Blueprint to Lower Costs in U.S.

Bloomberg

As a guest on Bloomberg Markets, Vijay Govindarajan and Ravi Ramamurti discuss their new book Reverse Innovation in Health Care.

India Can Teach the U.S. How to Slash Health Care Costs by 40%—without Rationing Care

MarketWatch

In an interview with MarketWatch, Vijay Govindarajan and Ravi Ramamurti discuss their new book, Reverse Innovation in Health Care: How to Make Value-Based Delivery Care Work.

What India Can Teach the U.S. about Driving down the Cost of Health Care

Stat

Vijay Govindarajan and coauthor Ravi Ramamurti write that the U.S. could revamp its health care system and lower the cost of care delivery by exploring innovative ideas first implemented...

Narayana Health Inspires the West

The Times of India

Quotes Vijay Govindarajan, the Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management, in an article about how Indian health care innovators, such as Narayana Health, are setting an example the United States should...

3 Entrepreneurs Who Made It Their Mission to Lower Health Care Costs

Harvard Business Review

Vijay Govindarajan, the Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management, and coauthor Mahesh Sriram illustrate how the United States health care system can learn from Indian innovations, using three examples of entrepreneurs...

My Brief Trip to Cancerland

The New York Times

Quotes Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, the author of Overdiagnosed, who has spent more than two decades researching the dangers of advanced screening for cancer.

Should You Start Colorectal Cancer Screening before Age 50?

Consumer Reports

An article about new guidelines for colorectal cancer screening quotes Dr. H. Gilbert Welch. The American Cancer Society recommends screening to begin at age 45, but Welch says there’s not...

Is This the Hospital That Will Finally Push the Expensive U.S. Health Care System to Innovate?

Harvard Business Review

Vijay Govindarajan and coauthor Ravi Ramamurti illustrate how reverse innovation allowed Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) to provide low-cost, value-based care and why the U.S. health care industry should...

India Has a Lot to Teach America in Health Care

Fortune India

Vijay Govindarajan discusses his forthcoming book Reverse Innovation in Health Care, which explores how the U.S. can improve its health care system with innovations first implemented in places like...

Rich Countries Can Follow the India Model of Health Care

The Hindu Business Line

Vijay Govindarajan and Ravi Ramamurti discuss their new book, Reverse Innovation in Health Care: How to Make Value-Based Delivery Work.

What experts are saying about Atul Gawande and the Boston-based bid to revolutionize health care

The Boston Globe

“U.S. health care obviously needs a heart transplant. Who better than a surgeon, with deeper knowledge of U.S. health care than anyone I know, to guide this effort?”

Out of the Amazon

Dartmouth Alumni Magazine

A wonder drug emerges from the Dragon’s Blood tree, thanks to Jaguar Health CEO Lisa Conte D’81, T’85.

The Opioid Diaries

TIME

Over the last year, photographer James Nachtwey set out to document the opioid crisis in America through the people on its front lines.

Will Amazon, Berkshire and JP Morgan disrupt the health care market?

ABC News

Healthcare stocks plummeted Tuesday after Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway announced they were teaming up to form a new health insurance company for their employees in the United...

Unnecessary Medical Care: More Common Than You Might Imagine

NPR

Quotes Dr. H. Gilbert Welch in an article about the economic impact of unnecessary medical testing.

Trump Officials, After Rejecting Obama Medicare Model, Adopt One Like It

The New York Times

The goal of a new payment model is to save money for the government while improving care for Medicare patients.

Too Much Screening Has Misled Us about Real Cancer Risk Factors, Experts Say

STAT

Highlights new research by Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, adjunct professor of business administration, about the potential risks of widespread screening for scrutiny-dependent cancers. “Detecting cancers that would never become apparent...

How a Tragic Oversight Led These Two 20-Somethings to Build a Lifesaving Tech Startup

Inc.

Features Vijay Govindarajan in an article about Stasis Labs, a startup that created innovative health monitoring systems for the Indian market. Govindarajan says the company has a clear path for...

A Prescription to Reduce Waste in Health Care Spending

NPR

Features Dr. H. Gilbert Welch in an article about how to curb the $765 billion a year that is wasted by the U.S. health care system. Welch says that while...

Don’t Let New Blood Pressure Guidelines Raise Yours

The New York Times

Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, adjunct professor of business administration, argues that new guidelines regarding recommended blood pressure could be counterproductive. “Focusing on the number 130 not only will involve millions of...

Health care reforms are real prescription for American economic growth

The Hill

Warren Buffett was at his oracular best during the recent Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting where he took on American business leaders’ desire for tax cuts. Businesses are wrong to blame...

Work, Health, And Worker Well-Being: Roles And Opportunities For Employers

Health Affairs

Work holds the promise of supporting and promoting health. It also carries the risk of injury, illness, and death. In addition to harms posed by traditional occupational health hazards, such...

Dartmouth Institute Faculty Evaluate the ACA, Talk Health Care Under Trump Administration

The Dartmouth Institute

ACA repeal, what is ailing ACOs, and the (surprising) effect of drug prices on health care spending were among the topics covered at “Health Policy: The Future of the Affordable...

Life expectancy differs by 20 years between some US counties

CNN

Quotes Ellen Meara, professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about a new study that calculated a gap of 20.1 years between U.S....

The Puzzling Popularity of Back Surgery in Certain Regions

The New York Times

Even as back surgery’s popularity as a treatment for back pain began to rise in the 1990s, there was little solid evidence of its effectiveness. It wasn’t until 2006...

Why Are We Blind to Behavior Change Barriers?

NEJM Catalyst

David Laibson, Harvard University Chair of the Department of Economics, and Punam Keller, Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business Associate Dean for Innovation and Growth, discuss some of the obstacles...

Health care costs are bankrupting us

CNN

Spending on health care has increased sharply and in 2014, it amounted to 8% of household expenditures, compared to 5.7% in 2005.

Half of Americans now know an opioid addict: Column

Jill Horwitz and Ellen Meara

Despite dozens of state laws, the epidemic continues to kill thousands.

Cancer Screening, Overdiagnosis, and Regulatory Capture

The JAMA Network

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has given thyroid cancer screening a D grade, recommending against screening.1 They conclude with moderate certainty that screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic...

End-of-Life Care for Dementia Patients More Expensive than for other Ailments

Washington Post

A study done by the Geisel School of Medicine’s Jonathan Skinner and colleagues at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the University of California, Los Angeles,...

Apple Recognizes Dartmouth’s Master of Health Care Delivery Science Program

The Dartmouth

Dartmouth’s Master of Health Care Delivery Science program has been recognized by Apple for its innovation, use of technology and design of its curriculum. The Apple Distinguished Schools program...

Geisel Researcher Receives Prestigious $3.7M National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award

Geisel News Center

Giovanni Bosco, PhD, an associate professor of genetics at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has been awarded a prestigious $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The...

How much money do we waste on useless health care?

Vox

The Dartmouth Atlas argues it's largely about how doctors practice medicine. Researchers there have spent lots of time looking at individuals' health (how old they are, for example, or whether...

What I Was Wrong about This Year

The New York Times

Quotes Dr. H. Gilbert Welch in an article about how to fully understand probabilities, especially low probabilities. “Just because it’s rare,” he says, “doesn’t mean it doesn’t...