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Epic Measures - One Doctor, Seven Billion Patients

Jeremy N. Smith

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patrick Lawlor

Length:

10h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

15:28


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

34:30


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

29:07


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

30:10


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

34:25


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

18:26


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

30:53


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

19:20


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

23:51


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

22:39


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

41:18


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

31:34


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

30:33


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

37:53


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

53:20


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

35:58


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

24:16


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

27:52


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

50:44


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

19:33


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

00:52