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EDs could save $8.3B annually with better primary care, study finds

Dive Brief: More effective primary care could save emergency departments an estimated $ 8.3 billion annually, according to a new Premier analysis. Of 24 million visits by patients with certain chronic conditions in 2017, 4.3 million were potentially avoidable. Patients with those conditions contributed to nearly 60% of all ED visits at nearly 750 hospitals… Read More »

Giant Strides in World Health, but It Could Be So Much Better – The New York Times

ImageA school official taking a pupil’s temperature as school reopened in Lagos, Nigeria, in 2014 amid an Ebola epidemic. Nigeria’s successful containment of the outbreak was a public health success.CreditAkintunde Akinleye/Reuters In so many domains, life is improving across the world. It doesn’t always feel that way. In surveys, Americans overwhelmingly believe that world poverty… Read More »

New vaccine for malaria developed at IME could be more effective

Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago have developed an innovative new system for delivering a malaria vaccine that shows promise in its effectiveness. By developing a vaccine that targets specific cells in the immune system, they have seen a much greater immune and antibody response to the vaccine. Though a vaccine for malaria… Read More »