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    year-old New Yorker article on
     

    The Hot Spotters

    Can we lower medical costs by giving the neediest patients better care?

    by Atul Gawande January 24, 2011

    I found it one of the most interesting long reads. He gives examples of giving the people who use the most health care the best health care, singling them out for special attention.

    The caption on p. 1 is "In Camden, New Jersey, one per cent of patients account for a third of the city's medical costs."

    He describes the work of a doctor and medical team that searched for and worked with that one percent, not just in Camden but in other cities.

    To me, it makes a whole lot of sense. I recommend this article.

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