About Straight Healthcare
Straight Healthcare was started in 2011. The primary mission of Straight Healthcare is to provide comprehensive and concise, evidence-based medical information to providers and patients. As healthcare rapidly evolves, providers are caught in a constant deluge of new drugs, medical devices, studies, and guidelines that they must integrate into their practices. Spiralling healthcare costs are being driven by heterogeneous analysis and treatment that is often motivated by financial incentives. Conscientious providers must equip themselves with the best information available so that they can make confident recommendations in an ever-expanding world of expensive interventions and diagnostic modalities.

Computer advances and healthcare databases have made it possible to evaluate large amounts of data with little effort. A multitude of studies of varying designs now fill the pages of the hundreds of medical journals that are published each week. It's more important now than ever that providers understand the principles of quality medical studies and sound statistical techniques so that they can decipher which information will improve their outcomes.

Written from a primary care perspective, Straight Healthcare strives to present the best information available to help everyone make informed healthcare decisions.

Straight Healthcare is developed and produced by Dr. Todd Crump. Dr. Crump has a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is board certified in Family Medicine and is a registered pharmacist. Dr. Crump originally created Straight Healthcare as an online reference that he could refer his patients to. As the website grew, he shifted the focus to also include information that was useful to him in his primary care practice. Now, a number of providers and patients use the website on a regular basis.

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