There’s a new-ish procedure that is creating much better outcomes for stroke patients. It turns out developing that technique is the easy part. NYT Mag (Gift Article): This Revolutionary Stroke Treatment Will Save Millions of Lives. Eventually. “The challenge is that this medical innovation isn’t as deployable as a new pill or device. It can’t be manufactured by the thousands, packed into shipping containers and distributed to every hospital whose administrator clicks Add to Cart. For a qualified specialist, the extraction of the clot itself can be fairly straightforward — but getting the patient to the table in time is a highly complex process, a series of steps requiring layers of training and a rethinking of the protocols that move people around within the medical system. The new ‘miracle treatment’ is the easy part. Bringing it to the people who need it, around the world? Achieving that will be miraculous.”