Tradeoffs

The Sidebar: Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT)

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are often viewed as the “gold standard” of health care research. How do they work and what are their tradeoffs?

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‘Hot Spotters’ on Trial

What do you do when a process celebrated for keeping the country’s costliest patients out of the hospital doesn’t work as well as we thought?

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‘Leap of Faith’ Transcript

Note: This transcript has been created with a combination of machine ears and human eyes. There may be small differences between this document and the audio version, which is one of many reasons we encourage you to listen to the episode! Dan GorensteinAcross America today, people are worried.  Newsclip montage Dan GorensteinAnd for every person that…

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Leap of Faith

As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the country, some states are turning to controversial laws that force people into treatment.

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‘The Good Stuff’ Transcript

Note: This transcript has been created with a combination of machine ears and human eyes. There may be small differences between this document and the audio version, which is one of many reasons we encourage you to listen to the episode! Dan Gorenstein Today, the story of two guys. Bapu Jena Buddies, really. Dan Gorenstein Right….

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The Good Stuff

Two friends—a doctor and an economist—have spent more than 20 years trying to redesign insurance around one simple but elusive goal: make the good stuff more accessible than the bad stuff.

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‘Feeding the Sick’ Transcript

Note: This transcript has been created with a combination of machine ears and human eyes. There may be small differences between this document and the audio version, which is one of many reasons we encourage you to listen to the episode! Dan Gorenstein Many of us are thinking about food this week. Personally, I’m psyched to…

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Feeding the Sick

We know good nutrition is tied to good health. But is there evidence that food should be prescribed and paid for like medicine?

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What Brings You In Today?

Health care leaders are spending more time and money trying to improve how doctors and nurses communicate with their patients. Are those efforts working?

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‘The Train Has Left the Station’ Transcript

Note: This transcript has been created with a combination of machine ears and human eyes. There may be small differences between this document and the audio version, which is one of many reasons we encourage you to listen to the episode! Dan Gorenstein From the Annenberg Studios at the University of Pennsylvania, I’m Dan Gorenstein,…

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