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Healthcare journalism has morphed away from the standard articles about the new hospital CEO and breakthroughs in cancer research. Recent articles focus on the absurdity of our care delivery system.
Steven Brill broke open the commodification of healthcare two years ago to the wider public with "Bitter Pill" in Time magazine. Slightly more low profile has been Atul Gawande, M.D., the surgeon at Brigham & Women's Hospital who moonlights as a writer for New Yorker magazine.
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