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Futurist Jack Uldrich talks about the unlearning required for the future of health care and the need to speed up the learning and adoption of 'best practices'. He points to a handful of interesting possibilities:
* Medical research indicates that 20 minutes spent learning meditation can be as effecting in reducing pain as morphine.
* The single biggest determinant of health care is background of the medical professional making the diagnosis.
* The 3rd leading cause of death (after heart disease and cancer) is hospitals (infections, errors, errors).
* Patients are the most underutilized resource in health care. Fellow patient can know as much or more than a physician.
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