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Volume 8, Number 27
July 7, 2011


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In the Spotlight

How Obamacare Reduces People to the 'Average Patient'

Paul Howard, National Review Online, 7-5-11

No one wants to be “average,” but when it comes to medicine, being treated as an individual takes on a whole different meaning. Every patient’s treatment should be informed by the best evidence and the best science we have, but at the end of the day the best outcomes depend on a doctor using his or her best medical judgment to help the patient sitting in their office — not an abstract ”average” patient as defined by large studies that are more designed to cut costs than optimize outcomes.
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SPOTLIGHT

How Obamacare Reduces People to the 'Average Patient'

INNOVATIVE IDEAS:
Podcast Series


In Part II of a two-part podcast on the institute’s latest Project FDA report, Blue Pill or Red Pill: The Limits of Comparative Effectiveness Research, Paul Howard interviews author Eric Sun about the anti-psychotic trial analyzed in the report and how efforts at cutting healthcare costs through drug coverage restriction may actually increase costs and worsen health outcomes.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

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