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Ben Harder

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Health Analysis Chief — U.S. News & World Report

Chief, Health Analysis @USNews & World Report. We publish data, rankings & tools to help patients pick hospitals, doctors & more. Fellow @GuideStarUSA. My views

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RT @brianmtill: .@KevinBozic: "Orthopedics surgeries are “some of the most expensive procedures in Medicare, more than a million per year,…
Most high-risk medical “devices, including implants, have undergone no clinical testing at all...It’s no surprise that device recalls have risen...in 2003, there were eight Class 1 device recalls...In 2016, that number rose to 117,” writes @JeanneLenzer1.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/opinion/sunday/can-your-hip-replacement-kill-you.html 
This tweet is from a journalist who won a Pulitzer for investigating patient dumping. Worth watching the @baltimoresun video interview with Baraka. Notable quotes: “Not on my watch” and, to hospital administrators, “Fix it.”  https://twitter.com/charlesornstein/status/952231283857526784 
@jaygirimd Fortunately, complete risk adjustment is also not necessary. So long as under/overadjusted risk is randomly distributed at the provider level, provider-level estimates will be unbiased. Right? (I’m no HSR, so please correct with patience if I’m mistaken.)
Fortunately, complete risk adjustment is also not necessary. So long as under/overadjusted risk is randomly distributed at the provider level, provider-level estimates will be unbiased. Right? (I’m no HSR, so please correct with patience if I’m mistaken.)  https://twitter.com/jaygirimd/status/952312323116556288 
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