WooCast: Are Doctors Choosing the Best Treatment for Heart Attacks?

Jul 13, 2015


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When someone has a heart attack, he or she is immediately rushed to the emergency room. At that point, the doctor has to make a choice: either treat the patient with clot-busting drugs or perform invasive surgery. But how do doctors decide which procedure is best? Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School and chair of the Department of Economics, discusses this and more on this episode of WooCast.