Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

Can closing a hospital improve the quality of care?

The closing of St. Vincent’s Hospital in the Village in New York City at first glance would reduce access to care for New York residents living in the area.  To fill the void, however, a number of non-traditional providers have entered to fill the space.  For instance, the number of stand-alone urgent care centers are […]

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Aviodable Mortality in 3 world cities: London vs. New York vs. Paris

A recent paper by Wesiz et al. (Eur J Pub Health 2008) attempts to compare mortality rates and avoidable mortality rates in the urban core of 3 world cities: London (Inner London); New York (Manhattan) and Paris. Mortality The authors find that Paris has the lowest mortality rates and New York has the highest mortality […]

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