Economists like to follow leading and lagging indicators. When it comes to tracking biomedical and clinical innovation and entrepreneurship, they should pay attention to patient and physician entrepreneurs as leading indicators.
A group of more than 100 prominent physicians and professors is sounding the alarm about the dangers of holding this summer’s Olympics at the epicenter of the Zika Virus crisis. That story tops this week’s PMD Critical List. Also making the list: House calls lead to cost savings, even as the average family of four sees its health cost soaring.