JUST RELEASED: #RightCare Series in The Lancet

The Lown Institute has just announced the release of the Right Care Series, a collection of articles on overuse and underuse of medical care around the world, published in The Lancet:

"The full series of papers is available free to read online, along with our authors' commentary, a commentary by Don Berwick, and an editorial by Richard Horton & Sabine Kleinert of The Lancet. [The hops is that] you'll share the papers with your colleagues and others you think might be interested. You can also participate in the ongoing conversation about the papers on social media, by following us on Twitter and using the hashtag #rightcare. . .

The series is also a great opportunity to start a conversation about right care with friends and family. [They] have created a short explainer in non-technical language that lays out the key points from the article, including why it's crucial for patients and community advocates to take a leading role in decisions about how countries allocate their health resources."

(taken from a release by Vikas Saini, President, Lown Institute)

There are two other medical journals featuring similar collections: 

I also collect articles from diverse sources here:



Source: http://www.thelancet.com/series/right-care

Quick hits: New collection of articles on PearlTrees

There's a lot to read out there and some lovely summer weather limiting my time to write reflective pieces. That said, I still want to develop a repository of useful articles for you.

That's why I decided to try a new format to share interesting articles. I struggled to find a service that would allow me to collect, group, annotate, and share articles (and that was still popular and well-supported, not defunct) and I think PearlTrees can manage reasonably. I'm just experimenting right now, and there are some limits but I may opt for the Premium version which allows annotation, if people find this useful. Let me know what you think!

Content ranges from articles about surgery that is unnecessary to case reports and databases of tools for health system redesign, to commentaries on planning a good death and reflective pieces on struggling to find the 'right care.'

I'll aim to update it regularly and post significant additions here.

Check out the fledgling collection: