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Thank you

Susan Auger replied

Yes, a heartfelt thanks to you Tom for your time and skillfulness as a moderator. My thanks also to all who participated and shared their experiences, insights, and resources over the years. read more

Updated: 13 Jul, 2017
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Closing the Population Health community and words of appreciation

Thomas Bauer replied

Terry Thank you for the kind words. It has been my pleasure and I have truly appreciated the opportunity to interact with other healthcare professionals such as yourself It has been my privileged to serve this community Tom read more

Updated: 11 Jul, 2017
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PIVOT seeks Research Manager (Madagascar)

by PIVOT Works, Inc.

The Research Manager will work closely with PIVOT’s leadership launch and coordinate implementation and clinical research initiatives to evaluate PIVOT interventions, and to serve as the central coordinator for PIVOT’s broad ranging research partnerships. In addition, this person will work to build both internal organizational capacity and national capacity for ... read more

Updated: 14 Jun, 2017
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Advocacy: letter to legislative assembly of El Salvador to legalize therapeutic abortion

by Natasha Reifenberg

Dear Medical Experts- As you may know, the Legislative Assembly in El Salvador voted in 1997 to pass a total prohibition on abortion. No abortions, no exceptions--not even when the life or health of the mother is in danger. Doctors who choose to perform an abortion to save a pregnant ... read more

Updated: 02 Jun, 2017
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Trump budget calls for steep cuts to Medicaid, public health programs - Healthcare Dive

Thomas Bauer replied

Like many who responded, I also worry about the impact on hospitals serving rural or impoverished communities. The impact of the closure of a hospital can have significant impact on not only the health of the community served but also the ability to attract and maintain employers. Please see the ... read more

Updated: 02 Jun, 2017
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Advance Directives - Should this be a legal document or a medical document ?

by Thomas Bauer

The New England Journal of Medicine features an article Delegalizing Advance Directives — Facilitating Advance Care Planning (attached below) arguing this may be an area in which we should reconsider our current requirements. One key are of consideration is should this conversation be held with a health care professionals office, ... read more

Updated: 01 Jun, 2017
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The Accountable Care Act- How would you advise the law makers?

by Thomas Bauer

The United States is beginning a long dialogue about how health care is financed. This is a politically charged conversation in which there are no easy answers. Without getting into the politics ; If you were advising the law makers. from a population health view point..... What would you keep ... read more

Updated: 15 May, 2017
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The impact of Violence in Chicago Emergency Departments

by Thomas Bauer

The attached article describes the impact on health care professionals of the non-stop violence that is plaguing many cities across the world. In this case Chicago. These words from the story paint a visual picture of the impact on the hearts of healthcare professionals " Delicately, with the heaviness of ... read more

Updated: 01 May, 2017
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Updated: 29 Apr, 2017
Recommendation: 1
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Poor access to care and the impact on outcomes and government policy

by Thomas Bauer

A Gordon Baird; in his article entitled “ Poor access to care: rural health deprivation?” states Mortality rates in the United Kingdom “for road traffic accidents, asthma, and cancer are worse in rural areas. Cancer is diagnosed at a later stage and intervention rates for coronary artery disease (key government ... read more

Updated: 17 Apr, 2017
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