How to buy more health

Harvard economist Michael Porter argues that, to improve performance, healthcare systems need to measure not what goes in, but what comes out. A movement to focus more on such ‘patient outcomes’ is gathering speed in Europe
24 May 2016

Farewell to a creative agitator

The recent death of ‘fractal’ scientist Benoit Mandelbrot highlights the importance of having plenty of cross-disciplinary ‘agitators’ in our age of specialised big science.
27 Oct 2010