To fix health care, try a walk around the neighborhood.
The American health care system can be complex, to say the least, which has left some people just flat out avoiding it. This was the case for a man called “Ray” who was admitted to a Harlem-area hospital and into the care of Dr. Prabhjot Singh. Ten days later, Ray died in the hospital. Singh was early in his residency, and treating Ray forced him to reconsider not only how he cared for his patients, but the American health care system as a whole.
Singh spoke to Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal about his book “Dying and Living in the Neighborhood: A Street-Level View of America's Healthcare Promise”. Listen to full podcast here.
The Brian Lehrer Show
Post-Debate Fallout; Campaign Sexism; #30Issues on TPP; Chronic Disease for Low-Income Americans. Listen to the round table discussion here.
City Health Beat
The October 15, 2016 edition of "City Health Beat," hosted by NY1 health reporter Erin Billups, discusses with Dr. Prabhjot Singh health disparities in the city. and more. Watch full disucssion.
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Mount Sinai doc tells Crain's about the patient whose death inspired his new book
When Dr. Prabhjot Singh attended Ray's funeral, he finally understood how chronic disease affects people over their lifetimes. Read full interview here.