Welcome to our blog! We are the Lown Institute, a health policy nonprofit located in Boston, Massachusetts, and this is where we’ll share our evolving thoughts and ideas about overuse, medical education and the hidden curriculum, conflicts of interest, and other aspects of medical culture. We’ll also link to relevant articles, blog posts, academic papers, and other writing about how medical culture can and must change in order to build a more humane, effective, and affordable system of health and health care.

We’ll have a rotating cast of writers, including Lown staff, interns, and a wide range of guest bloggers. We hope you’ll continue the conversation in the comments on Twitter, and on other blogs. If you’re not already, be sure to follow us on Twitter at @LownInstitute, and sign up for email updates on our site, lowninstitute.org! We’re looking forward to sharing our thoughts, and hearing yours.


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