Maps of the modern plagues of health disparities — rural hospital closings, medical provider shortages, poor education outcomes, poverty and mortality — all glow along this Southern corridor.
Multiple studies have shown that surgery on the meniscus with physical therapy compared to physical therapy alone add no value, yet this remains the most commonly performed orthopedic procedure in the U.S. Why are we doing this?
U.S. spending on health care alone is large enough to make it the world’s fifth largest economy. A more thoughtful, evidence-driven approach to delivering care could curb such staggering statistics.
Data journalist Leonardo Castaneda offers reporters a detailed tutorial on how to analyze — and then map — data from any county’s medical examiner’s office on opioid-related deaths.
Check out health reporter positions at The Herald News, Las Vegas Review-Journal and The Connecticut Mirror.
Data allowed reporter Kathleen McGrory to show gun accidents involving children were a growing problem in Florida. But it was the story of one family that really made the difference.