I head to Chicago this weekend for the 4th Annual Lown Institute Conference.
The Lown Institute seeks to catalyze grassroots movements for transforming healthcare systems and improving the health of communities.
For those of you who want to be on the right side of the street of history, Dr. Bernard Lown, a cardiologist, activist, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize founded the Lown Institute.
The part of Lown that I am involved with is the Right Care Alliance. We are a group of people interested in curbing overdiagnosis and overtreatment. We believe that if there was less medicalization of normal, less waste, more RightCare, then there would be more resources for all, less undertreatment and surely less inequity.
This week, and through the weekend, I will share posts that deal with Right Care.
Here is Right Care Alliance member, Dr. Jill Wruble, a radiologist at the VA Hospital in West Haven, Connecticut. She talks about the problem of Incidentalomas.
Know that getting on the healthcare train is easy. Jumping off is hard.