And another one…it’s getting old…and very expensive too

February 2, 2011

Jean Mitchell, PhD  has uncovered a big problem that’s costing consumers billions.  Here’s another reference.  It seems the likelihood you will have a expensive procedure doesn’t depend on your condition or your age.  Rather, it depends on where you live.  If you go to a specialty hospital in the Midwest, break out your checkbooks.

Here’s here conclusion:

“After considering but ruling out alternative explanations, the findings imply that the financial incentives linked to ownership coincided with significant changes in physicians’ practice patterns.”

And the reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17684109

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