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"From the Ted Talk by Atul Gawande: How do we heal medicine?"

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But I think we're ________ certain facts that tell us something about what we can do. As we've looked at the data about the _______ that have come as the complexity has _________, we found that the most expensive care is not necessarily the best care. And vice versa, the best care often turns out to be the least expensive — has fewer complications, the people get more efficient at what they do. And what that means is there's hope. Because [if] to have the best results, you really needed the most _________ care in the country, or in the world, well then we really would be talking about _________ who we're going to cut off from Medicare. That would be really our only choice.

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  1. increased
  2. rationing
  3. results
  4. expensive
  5. ignoring

Original Text

But I think we're ignoring certain facts that tell us something about what we can do. As we've looked at the data about the results that have come as the complexity has increased, we found that the most expensive care is not necessarily the best care. And vice versa, the best care often turns out to be the least expensive — has fewer complications, the people get more efficient at what they do. And what that means is there's hope. Because [if] to have the best results, you really needed the most expensive care in the country, or in the world, well then we really would be talking about rationing who we're going to cut off from Medicare. That would be really our only choice.

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Important Words

  1. care
  2. choice
  3. complexity
  4. complications
  5. country
  6. cut
  7. data
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  9. expensive
  10. facts
  11. hope
  12. ignoring
  13. increased
  14. looked
  15. means
  16. medicare
  17. necessarily
  18. needed
  19. people
  20. rationing
  21. results
  22. talking
  23. turns
  24. versa
  25. vice
  26. world