A Different Focus

For better health care in the US, Arizona State University's Michael Crow suggests that the National Institute of Health be restructured to focus more on health care outcomes. He tells The Scientist's Hannah Waters about his idea for a three-institute system, which he also discusses in this Nature article.

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