Some low-cost innovations that can save thousands of lives,
courtesy of Dr. Abigail Zuger, over at the NYT.
It’s not that the American health system is completely deficient in small, clever, inexpensive fixes. It’s just that sometimes they’re awfully hard to find.
The whole system tilts heavily in the other direction. We specialize in giant, cumbersome, ruinously expensive fixes. Thus, while we duly celebrate some clever little tools, we compulsively improve on others until they are almost unrecognizable, and still others we blithely ignore. . . .
READ ON. . .