This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter, which covers news from the summer 2005 quarter, includes articles about:
our new core faculty member Grant Miller, a Harvard-trained health economist with an interest in improving health in developing countries;
a discussion with center director Alan Garber on key issues and challenges facing the Medicare program;
the fourth meeting of the Patient Safety Consortium, a group of more than 100 U.S. hospitals taking part in CHP/PCOR research on patient safety culture;
core faculty member Jay Bhattacharya's research on HIV patients' perceptions of their lifespan as examined through viatical settlement transactions; and
a research project on technology coverage decisions in the U.S. vs. the U.K., undertaken by Stirling Bryan, a U.K.-based Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy who is spending the next academic year at CHP/PCOR.