Dr. Victoria Sweet is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She is also a prize-winning historian with a PhD in history and social medicine. She practiced medicine for more than 20 years at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, where she began writing. In her most recent book, God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, she lays out her evidence—in stories of her patients and her hospital—for some radically new ideas about medicine and health care in this country.
In this provocative talk, Dr. Sweet explores whether spending more time with patients could result in better outcomes and cost savings.
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