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A team of researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, led by Dartmouth Institute Professor Tor Tosteson, ScD, has been approved for a $1 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to design new methods for comparing the effectiveness of alternative therapies that can lead to improvements in practice and better outcomes for patients. The…

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A culminating highlight of The Institute's on-campus Master of Public Health program is the opportunity for students to take what they've learned out into the field. Our internship profile series looks at how they've applied what they learned to their own interests in improving health and health care. Patient‑centered communication about early abortion method decision making…

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Traffic stops, office conversations, and even doctor’s visits—more and more people today are choosing to record life’s encounters. If you are doctor, there is a good chance that at least one of your last 10 patients recorded their visit—either with or without permission. This “new reality” has some doctors and health care clinics worried about the ownership of…

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Physician Amber Barnato, acclaimed for her research on physician decision-making for patients with serious illnesses, has been named the inaugural Susan J. and Richard M. Levy 1960 Distinguished Professor in Health Care Delivery. Barnato’s faculty appointment is as a professor of health policy and clinical practice at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the…

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From proposals on improving obesity counseling to analyzing the impact of Medicaid Expansion Models on maternal and infant health care, this year's capstone presentations by Dartmouth Institute MPH and MS students took on some of our biggest public health challenges. Learn about some of their projects below. Hair Braiding and Cancer Prevention: Driving HPV Vaccination of Black Youth…

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Health economist Carrie Colla, an associate professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, has been chosen to participate in the 2017-2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program. Colla was one of only six mid-career professionals selected to spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with…

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock surgery residents who presented at the 5th Annual STARS event included left to right: Kevin Koo, Jesse Columbo, Maureen Hill, Karissa Tauber, Ravinder Kang, John Fallon, Christopher Funderburk. Photos by Lars Blackmore Can training targeted to surgeons reduce the over-prescription of addictive opiates? New research by young surgical investigators at Dartmouth-Hitchcock…

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In a recent op-ed for CNN.com, Dartmouth Institute Director Elliott Fisher and Professor Gil Welch explain why health care costs are bankrupting us—individually and as a nation. Americans, as many of us know, pay much higher prices for drugs and medical services than those in other countries. The cost of open heart surgery is 70% more than the next highest country is one of the…

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At the moment, there is a lot of enthusiasm for using mobile devices to treat mental health disorders because mobile technology is embedded in the way we communicate, not just here in America, but worldwide. Though not considered as a replacement for face-to-face mental health care, mobile devices are thought to have the potential to extend the reach of the limited number of mental health care…

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Many important forces shaping health and health care have more to do with economics and social policy than with any particular medical treatment or procedure. Dartmouth Institute Professor and Economist Ellen Meara takes a closer look. Economic opportunity motivates and enables people to invest in their health; its absence does the reverse. Following a four-fold…

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