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Surgeon, Author Atul Gawande Speaks With Devex About Health Systems Performance, Evaluation

Devex: Dear primary health systems, it’s time for your checkup
“…[MacArthur Fellow and National Book Award finalist Atul Gawande,] who spoke to Devex last month in New York, has known the human body as only a surgeon can; but his wide-angle view of the role health systems play in enabling or obstructing health care is uncommon in such a specialized field. … Last month the prominent health writer moderated the unveiling of a new effort, the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative, launched by the Gates Foundation, World Health Organization, and the World Bank…” (Igoe, 10/22).

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