Science & Medicine

420: Ashwin Vasan

The best medical outcome is that the patient doesn’t get sick in the first place, notes New York City’s health commissioner, and yet, “We spend four trillion dollars on health care, and we spend about three cents of every dollar on prevention and public health. Something has to give.” He’s right, but what? Challenging! Presented with Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.  Music: John Sherman.

People: Paul Farmer, Jim Kim
Place: Chennai, India
Thing: his passport
Randy’s Person: Prof. Schnitzel

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