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The Patient as 'Watch Bird'

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Tuesday, May 8th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Cannon Room/Room C Harvard Medical School 210 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 


Nancy Tomes, Ph.D. 

SUNY Distinguished Professor of History, Stony Brook University 


In recent years, health care policy makers have embraced the idea of the “activated” or “engaged” patient as a means to combat the inefficiencies within American health care. In this talk, Nancy Tomes will examine the history of this concept and reflect on why this idea has become popular and why it is unlikely to succeed as a “magic bullet” for the many problems associated with the American health care system. 



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