Washington State Leads on Cost, Safety and Outcomes

This is an excellent article about what we approve, how we approve medical devices and medical procedures.   This is a far longer article than the one we wrote on the approval process for drugs and devices.  It focuses on the groundbreaking work of the Health Technology Committee in the Washington State Health Care Authority.  It is with despair that I read at the end, that Congress doesn’t think evidence matters.

http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/07/29/13052/other-washington-could-hold-key-medicares-cost-crisis

Kathleen O’Connor (c) July 31, 2013

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