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

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There's another sign that we need pit crews, and that's the unmanageable cost of our care. Now we in medicine, I think, are baffled by this question of cost. We want to say, "This is just the way it is. This is just what mncidiee rqreueis." When you go from a world where you treetad arthritis with aspirin, that mostly didn't do the job, to one where, if it gets bad enough, we can do a hip replacement, a knee replacement that gives you years, maybe decades, without disability, a dtmiaarc change, well is it any surprise that that $40,000 hip replacement rapcielng the 10-cent aspirin is more expensive? It's just the way it is.

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There's another sign that we need pit crews, and that's the unmanageable cost of our care. Now we in medicine, I think, are baffled by this question of cost. We want to say, "This is just the way it is. This is just what ________ ________." When you go from a world where you _______ arthritis with aspirin, that mostly didn't do the job, to one where, if it gets bad enough, we can do a hip replacement, a knee replacement that gives you years, maybe decades, without disability, a ________ change, well is it any surprise that that $40,000 hip replacement _________ the 10-cent aspirin is more expensive? It's just the way it is.

Solution

  1. requires
  2. medicine
  3. treated
  4. replacing
  5. dramatic

Original Text

There's another sign that we need pit crews, and that's the unmanageable cost of our care. Now we in medicine, I think, are baffled by this question of cost. We want to say, "This is just the way it is. This is just what medicine requires." When you go from a world where you treated arthritis with aspirin, that mostly didn't do the job, to one where, if it gets bad enough, we can do a hip replacement, a knee replacement that gives you years, maybe decades, without disability, a dramatic change, well is it any surprise that that $40,000 hip replacement replacing the 10-cent aspirin is more expensive? It's just the way it is.

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Important Words

  1. arthritis
  2. aspirin
  3. bad
  4. baffled
  5. care
  6. change
  7. cost
  8. crews
  9. decades
  10. disability
  11. dramatic
  12. expensive
  13. hip
  14. job
  15. knee
  16. medicine
  17. pit
  18. question
  19. replacement
  20. replacing
  21. requires
  22. sign
  23. surprise
  24. treated
  25. unmanageable
  26. world
  27. years