"Too Much Medical Care is Making Us Poorer and Sicker"

Ben Geisler of our class has recommended a talk by Shannon Brownlee, which is webcasted (with transcript) at the Kaiser Family Foundation site.  

Shannon Brownlee wrote "Overtreated," the New York Times 2007 Business Book of the Year, which just came out in paperback.  It's listed on the right side of the blog as one of my recommended books on the topic of managing health care costs.  Brownlee brings the early days of the Dartmouth Atlas to life, and she vividly describes the travesty of cardiac surgery on patients with normal coronaries in Redding California.