The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service will present a discussion Tuesday, April 17 with Dr. John E. Wennberg, one of the nation’s leading health services researchers. The event, titled “The High Cost of Dying in New York City,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. at NYU Wagner, The Puck Building, 2nd Floor, Rudin Family Forum on Civic Dialogue, 295 Lafayette Street (@ Houston), Lower Manhattan.
Dr. Wennberg will discuss his most recent work, including his analyses of the health costs for Medicare patients in New York City hospitals during the last six months of life, and how these expenses compare with those of hospitals in other major metropolitan areas. His pioneering research has documented huge variations in medical practice, contributing to the emergence of an emphasis on evidence-based medicine.
In addition, since his research has proven the importance of individual attitudes towards benefits and risks for medical decision making, Dr. Wennberg has helped to establish the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, which has developed video programs and other aids to assist patients in choosing among medical options. His latest research has documented variations across the nation in the utilization of services and health care costs during the last six months of life, revealing that the expenses in New York City and many of its hospitals are among the highest in the country.
- Who: Dr. John E. Wennberg, Peggy Y. Thomson Professor (Chair) for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences; professor of community and family medicine (epidemiology) and of medicine, Dartmouth Medical School; John Billings (moderator), professor of health policy and public services, NYU Wagner.
- What: A discussion on “The High Cost of Dying in New York City.”
- Where: NYU Wagner, The Puck Building, 2nd Floor, Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 295 Lafayette Street (@Houston), Manhattan.
- When: Tuesday, April 17, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.