The Dartmouth Atlas

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I completed my MPH at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI). TDI has an interesting program that is primarily geared toward current or future health care providers that are interested in public health/policy/hospital administration. The program is 12 months long and includes exposure to some of the greatest minds in health care policy such as Elliot Fischer, MD and David Goodman, MD. In addition, TDI has a large focus on variation of care in our health system - an idea pioneered by Dr. John Wennberg (TDI'er). Dr. Wennberg's  initial research caught fire and was then picked up by the Robert Wood Foundation.... the end result.... The Dartmouth Atlas.

The atlas looks at "Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians. This research has helped policymakers, the media, health care analysts and others improve their understanding of our health care system and forms the foundation for many of the ongoing efforts to improve health and health systems across America."

In short, the atlas is a phenomenal resource. Check it out. The Dartmouth Atlas. 

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