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How do we Sum the Costs of Over-Intervening in Childbirth?

Recently Neel Shah, founder of Costs of Care and author of a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine comparing the cost of childbirth in the United States and the United Kingdom, sat down for a video panel discussion with Joe Elia, editor at NEJM Journal Watch, as part of the ongoing NEJM Group Open Forum discussion on Medstro. Full video is below.


James Ryan

    Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.

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