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Lee Partridge, Senior Health Policy Advisor

From the desk of ... Lee Partridge

There's No Place Like (A Medical) Home

Today, fully 1/3 of our health care spending is wasted on payments for medical mistakes and poor quality care.

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Lee Partridge, Senior Health Policy Advisor

From the desk of ... Lee Partridge

Cause for Hope in North Carolina

July 12, 2011 | Reproductive Health
Infant mortality rates are widely used in this country and internationally as a barometer of the quality of a community's, or a nation's, health care system - and with good reason.

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Lee Partridge, Senior Health Policy Advisor

From the desk of ... Lee Partridge

The "Business Case" for Eliminating Health Care Disparities

No one would deny that health care in the United States is riddled with disparities - in access, in treatment, and in outcomes. There are disparities due to gender, race/ethnicity, place of residence, socio-economic status, age and insurance status. Until recently, few attempts have been made to examine how those disparities affect costs. A spate of recent research, however, builds a powerful case for paying much more attention to the connection.

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Lee Partridge, Senior Health Policy Advisor

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Virginia is for ... Moms-to-be: New On-Line Tool Helps Expecting Parents Choose Hospitals, Doctors

September 9, 2009 | Health Care
You're pregnant, your first language is Vietnamese, and you'd like to find an obstetrician who speaks your language. You had your first baby by emergency C-section, in another state, but you want to try to deliver the second vaginally, and you'd like to find a doctor who seems to use C-sections sparingly. Or you want very much to breastfeed your baby, and you'd like to deliver at a hospital with lactation consultants available.

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