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Making health care better and more affordable

Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center, which we've previously written about on Scope, was the focus of a recent edition of Minnesota Public Radio's The Daily Circuit. As reporter Kerri Miller describes it, the center is "taking on some of the toughest quandaries in health care," and its work was prompted by director Arnold Milstein, MD, asking himself "why the care for cancer, and kidney disease, and morbid obesity is often so expensive, too often not as effective as it should be, and frequently so difficult for the patients who are going through it." Take a listen to find out how he and colleagues are trying to change that.

Previously: Stanford expert urges physicians to take the high road in slowing health care spending, Uncommon hero: A young oncologist fights for more humane cancer care, Innovative Stanford clinic to support chronic care patients and New Stanford center to address inefficient health care delivery

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