Friday, September 9, 2011

Less Medical Care Better for Health

Higher spending doesn't necessarily lead to better health--and more care might even be harmful. This revelation came when Elliott Fisher and his colleagues at Dartmouth Medical School published a study on what Medicare recipients were getting for their money. The researchers analyzed 5-year follow-up data on patients who had been diagnosed with one of three common, but serious, ailments: hip fracture, heart attack, or colorectal cancer. The study covered 306 geographic regions from San Francisco to Philadelphia. Read more about this astounding study

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