Dr. Darshak Sanghavi M.D.
October 2008: Journalist.
Role Name Type Last Updated Student/Trainee (past or present) Harvard University Organization Oct 20, 2008 Student/Trainee (past or present) Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Organization Oct 20, 2008 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Slate Source Nov 9, 2009
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 09, 2009 Do We Have a Winner?: How to reform the broken medical malpractice system. (prescriptions)
QUOTE: here's the dilemma: On one hand, doctors believe—despite some evidence to the contrary—that there are too many frivolous lawsuits, and they respond by ordering a lot of unnecessary testing and treatment... On the other hand, patients often get harmed by negligent medical care, and lawsuits are their only way to fight back.
Slate Sep 02, 2009 The Fix Is In: The hidden public-private cartel that sets health care prices.
QUOTE: Fundamentally, the entire payment model of American health care drives medical centers, doctors, and hospital managers to push for more fancy procedures at the expense of primary care doctors.
Slate Jul 22, 2009 Nobody's Normal Anymore: Should we blame overdiagnosis for rising health costs?
QUOTE: It's tempting to complain that Americans today are wussy hypochondriacs, overmedicated and overtreated for all kinds of imagined disorders. Some of them no doubt are. But, to take my personal experience as an example, many aren't.
Slate Jun 23, 2009 Bringing Down the House: The sobering lessons of health reform in Massachusetts. (Prescriptions)
QUOTE: Despite having health insurance, roughly one in 10 [Massachusetts] state residents still failed to fill prescriptions, ended up with unpaid medical bills, or skipped needed medical care for financial reasons. Hundreds of millions of dollars were spent to insure more Massachusetts citizens, but many people still weren't getting necessary care.
Slate Oct 10, 2008 Womb Raider: Do future health problems begin during gestation?
QUOTE: Few people argue crack use is harmless, but the uniquely vengeful approach to incarcerating and punishing female crack addicts arose from the conviction that the drug harmed developing brains for good. In 2001, a team of Boston University pediatricians finally reviewed the evidence and concluded that, in fact, there was "no convincing evidence" for a crack baby syndrome—the whole thing was a made-up affair.
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