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Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients. (Paperback)

By Smith, Jeremy N.

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Moneyball meets medicine in this remarkable chronicle of one of the greatest scientific quests of our time the groundbreaking program to answer the most essential question for humanity: how do we live and die? and the visionary mastermind behind it.Medical doctor and economist Ch... read full description below.

ISBN 9780062237514
Barcode 9780062237514
Published 2 June 2017 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780062237514
ISBN-10 0062237519
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Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperOne
Publication Date 2 June 2017
International Publication Date 16 May 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Smith, Jeremy N.
Category Biography & Autobiography: General
Personal & Public Health
Infectious & Contagious Diseases
Popular Medicine
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 134mm
Height: 205mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 275g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Business
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 614.42
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Moneyball meets medicine in this remarkable chronicle of one of the greatest scientific quests of our time the groundbreaking program to answer the most essential question for humanity: how do we live and die? and the visionary mastermind behind it.Medical doctor and economist Christopher Murray began the Global Burden of Disease studies to gain a truer understanding of how we live and how we die. While it is one of the largest scientific projects ever attempted as breathtaking as the first moon landing or the Human Genome Project the questions it answers are meaningful for every one of us: What are the world s health problems? Who do they hurt? How much? Where? Why?Murray argues that the ideal existence isn t simply the longest but the one lived well and with the least illness. Until we can accurately measure how people live and die, we cannot understand what makes us sick or do much to improve it. Challenging the accepted wisdom of the WHO and the UN, the charismatic and controversial health maverick has made enemies and some influential friends, including Bill Gates who gave Murray a $100 million grant.In Epic Measures, journalist Jeremy N. Smith offers an intimate look at Murray and his groundbreaking work. From ranking countries healthcare systems (the U.S. is 37th) to unearthing the shocking reality that world governments are funding developing countries at only 30% of the potential maximum efficiency when it comes to health, Epic Measures introduces a visionary leader whose unwavering determination to improve global health standards has already changed the way the world addresses issues of health and wellness, sets policy, and distributes funding.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A page-turner that could radically change the way you view health. --Joy Portella, President, Minerva Strategies

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Author's Bio

Jeremy N. Smith has written for the Atlantic, Discover, and the New York Times, among many other publications, and has been featured by CNN, NPR, and Wired. His first book, Growing a Garden City, was one of Booklist's top ten books on the environment for 2011. Born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, he is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Montana. He lives in Missoula, Montana, with his wife and daughter.

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