The Most Influential Essay of 2009

Each year David Brooks gives out Sidney’s for the best magazine articles of the year.  And this year Atul Gawande’s insightful article on health care costs, The Cost Conundrum was viewed by Brooks as the most influential.  With all the input on health care, Brooks’s decision was not a surprise.  In a previous post, I pointed out that Gawande, with his medical and policy backgrounds, had some terrific ideas–beyond even the cost conundrum.  If the health care policy is important to you, you’ll want to see this post also.
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