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Big Data Meets Modern Medicine in a Life-Saving Equation

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José Federico is a new kind of health worker. His mission is to connect sick, impoverished...

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There are so many ways to spend money on health care, but which offer the most bang for the buck?

Dr. Chris Murray is trying to answer that question with an equation that measures the impact of different interventions. Countries that rely on big data have made big strides in health care, but some say the system ignores the human side of medicine.

Pulitzer Center grantees Rob Tinworth and Miles O'Brien produced this report.

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