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September 24, 1999
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Does the Patient Really Come First? 
Lundberg Discusses the Future of Healthcare

Must the federal government take over healthcare? Should there be a single level of healthcare for all Americans? Should the patient really come first? These questions, as well as other issues concerning the future of healthcare, will be discussed by George D. Lundberg, MD, editor-in-chief of Medscape, a leading health and medical internet site, on September 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Indiana University Northwest in the campus Library Conference Center

Lundberg, who is serving as a Leader in Residence at IU Northwest, will also address healthcare concerns that include managing managed care; balancing cost, access and quality; and rational rationing. Earlier in the day he will meet with students and faculty to discuss his views on physician-assisted suicide, boxing and gun control.

As former editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Lundberg addressed these controversial issues causing national attention and considerable debate.

Holding honorary degrees from four U.S. universities, Lundberg received his BS and MD degrees from the University of Alabama, and an MS degree from Baylor University. He has worked in tropical medicine in Central America, and forensic medicine in New York, Sweden and England. Lundberg has also served as professor of  pathology and associate director of laboratories at Los Angeles County/USSC Medical Center, and as professor and chair of pathology at the University of California-Davis

A resident of Miller Beach, Lundberg will serve with the Leaders in Residence Program for 90-days. Sponsored by the IU Northwest" Institute for Innovative Leadership, the program brings community leaders on campus to speak with students, meet with faculty, discuss projects, review ideas and share resources. More information on Lundberg’s  Future of Healthcare discussion is with the Institute at 219-981-5632.

The program is open to the community and free of charge.

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