Author: Jeremy N. Smith

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TLC Book Tours: Epic Measures

April 10, 2017 Uncategorized 2

TLC Book Tours: Epic MeasuresTitle: Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients.
Author: Jeremy N. Smith
Source: TLC Book Tours
Links: Indiebound |Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

Today, the idea of being able to rank countries based on their healthcare and to know the main causes of death around the world seems normal to me. Amazingly, this was nearly impossible a decade ago. Chris Murray was shocked to find that WHO estimates of deaths from different causes added to more than the total of deaths. Many countries didn’t officially track births and deaths and many records reported immediate cause of death but not the ultimate cause of death (head injury, but not that it was from a car crash, for example). Murray’s intensity and expertise equipped him to solve this technical challenge, but his sometimes abrasive personality made the politics of getting his results adopted equally challenging. Read more »

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