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Dr. Aaron Carroll's writing

Regenstrief Institute Vice President for Faculty Development Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., writes blogs, newspaper columns, books and more to help make the latest medical research understandable and applicable to the everyday person. Ten years ago, he started “The Incidental Economist” health services research blog with Austin Frakt, a health economist from Boston University. A few years later, Dr. Carroll started writing regularly for The New York Times section The Upshot. In addition, he runs the YouTube channel “Health Care Triage,” wrote the book “The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully,” and co-authored three more books on medical myths.

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Mar 23, 2020 • Influence
LOINC leads during coronavirus pandemic
LOINC team’s nimble response provides help to track virus LOINC®, a universal medical coding system maintained at Regenstrief Institute, has been a leader in fostering communication during the global COVID-19 pandemic. As the virus was first identified, the LOINC team created universal codes to identify lab tests and results related to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. These…
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Mar 17, 2020 • Influence
Regenstrief VP highlights dangerous potential of coronavirus in national news outlets
In a New York Times article and several national interviews, Aaron Carroll, M.D., Regenstrief Institute vice president for faculty development and a nationally recognized health expert, expressed his concern about the potential for the coronavirus (COVID-19) to overwhelm the U.S. healthcare system if action is not taken to slow its spread. “As a medical doctor…
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