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

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One of my clloguaees is a srgeuon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and he got ietesrnetd in the question of, well how many CT scans did they do for their community in Cedar Rapids? He got interested in this because there had been government reports, npeespawr reports, journal articles saying that there had been too many CT sncas done. He didn't see it in his own patients. And so he asked the question, "How many did we do?" and he wanted to get the data. It took him three months. No one had asked this qsutieon in his community before. And what he found was that, for the 300,000 people in their community, in the previous year they had done 52,000 CT scans. They had found a problem.

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One of my __________ is a _______ in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and he got __________ in the question of, well how many CT scans did they do for their community in Cedar Rapids? He got interested in this because there had been government reports, _________ reports, journal articles saying that there had been too many CT _____ done. He didn't see it in his own patients. And so he asked the question, "How many did we do?" and he wanted to get the data. It took him three months. No one had asked this ________ in his community before. And what he found was that, for the 300,000 people in their community, in the previous year they had done 52,000 CT scans. They had found a problem.

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  1. scans
  2. question
  3. interested
  4. newspaper
  5. colleagues
  6. surgeon

Original Text

One of my colleagues is a surgeon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and he got interested in the question of, well how many CT scans did they do for their community in Cedar Rapids? He got interested in this because there had been government reports, newspaper reports, journal articles saying that there had been too many CT scans done. He didn't see it in his own patients. And so he asked the question, "How many did we do?" and he wanted to get the data. It took him three months. No one had asked this question in his community before. And what he found was that, for the 300,000 people in their community, in the previous year they had done 52,000 CT scans. They had found a problem.

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