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Stephen Bezruchka Delivers First Annual Gelfand Lecture

Stephen Bezruchka Delivers First Annual Gelfand Lecture

Health Services faculty member Dr. Stephen Bezruchka delivered the First Annual Gelfand Lecture at UW on May 4, 2017. The title of his lecture was "Health and Healthcare: What's the Difference?"

We in the United States spend over half of the world's health care bill yet die younger than people in over thirty other countries. Medical care turns out to be a relatively small determinant of the health of societies. Attention to early life when perhaps half of our health as adults is programmed matters, as does socioeconomic status and economic inequality. Medical doctors need to understand population health and treat sick societies as well as sick people.

View Dr. Bezruchka's talk here.