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Davenport Discussion: Dr. Neil McKinnon on Comparing U.S. Healthcare to Other Developed Nations

Neil MacKinnon

The Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at the School of Public Policy will welcome Dr. Neil MacKinnon for a Davenport Discussion on Monday, October 10, 2016, at noon, in SPP Room 175 for a roundtable entitled, "Checking our Vital Signs:  How U.S. Healthcare Compares to Other Developed Nations & Future Directions."

While each healthcare system worldwide is different, healthcare policy in the United States is markedly different from other developed nations. In this presentation, Dr. Neil MacKinnon will discuss these differences, along with how the U.S. compares to several other developed nations from a patient and physician perspective, and in terms of access to care, costs of care, and the quality and safety of care. Using data from the Commonwealth Fund’s international health policy survey and from his own analysis, Dr. MacKinnon will use interactive polling technology to give the audience participants the opportunity to react to the data, to draw their own conclusions and to discuss possible future directions of health policy in the United States. Bring your cell phone to participate!

Each semester at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, the Davenport Institute hosts a series of lunchtime Davenport Discussions with practitioners, journalists, innovators, and researchers who speak to students on a wide range of issues from state and local finance to the use of technology in government to the outlook for cities in a state budget crisis and much more. These interactive sessions give students an opportunity not only to hear from experts in the field but to ask questions and make personal connections as well.

Lunch will be served.