On The Record

  • WHO says 6 in 10 deaths globally occur due to non-communicable disease. Detailed report with a great deal of information
  • RWJF Public Health: Report on Food Safety, ranking the 10 most dangerous food/pathogen combinations
  • Dept of Commerce: Advanced estimate of economic growth in 1st Quarter is 1.8% which is slower than many expected and slower than 4th Quarter 2010
  • Kaiser report: health care costs rising faster than income growth in all OECD nations; particularly fast in US (not exactly breaking news, but a nice update with analysis and charts that make clear the magnitude differences)
  • More on budget failsafe triggers from Pew-Peterson. 10 important questions when designing such mechanisms
  • CMS listening session on ACO regs was held today in Seattle. Session available online
  • Dartmouth Atlas White Paper on End of Life Care

About Don Taylor
Professor of Public Policy at Duke University (with appointments in Business, Nursing, Community and Family Medicine, and the Duke Clinical Research Institute). I am one of the founding faculty of the Margolis Center for Health Policy, and currently serve as Chair of Duke's University Priorities Committee (UPC). My research focuses on improving care for persons who are dying, and I am co-PI of a CMMI award in Community Based Palliative Care. I teach both undergrads and grad students at Duke. On twitter @donaldhtaylorjr

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