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Summer 2012

Volume 10, Number 3

The United States spends far more money on health care than any other country, yet Americans are among the least healthy people in the industrialized world. Simply spending more money is not the answer. What’s needed is a creative new approach, such as the one outlined by MacArthur Genius Grant winners Rebecca Onie and Paul Farmer, along with coauthor Heidi Behforouz, in “Realigning Health with Care: Lessons in Delivering More With Less,” the cover article in the summer 2012 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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