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Health Wonk Review: Confederations Cup Edition

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Jun• 25•09

On Wednesday, the U.S. men’s national soccer team upset Spain, the #1 team in the world (see video highlights).  They will play in the Confederations Cup Final on June 28th against either Brazil or host South Africa.

In honor of the surprising U.S. victory, this edition of the Health Wonk Review will examine some equally surprising findings in the world of health care from the web’s best and brightest bloggers.


Atul Gawande’s New Yorker article on cost differences between similar Texas cities has garnered a lot of attention.  Daniel Gilden of The Health Care Blog investigates Gawande’s claimsof supplier-induced demand in McAllen: The Tale of Three Counties

Health Care Renewal: Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are offering to market particular drugs…for a fee.






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    Definitely a winner here, Jason!

    Thanks for hosting, and for including our post.

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