Monday, August 18, 2008

Unwarranted variations in health care by geographical location

Across the United States, there are large and often puzzling variations in medical expenses, treatment patterns, and quality. Much of this geographic variation has proven to be unwarranted; that is, it cannot be adequately explained by differences in illness rates, patient preferences or the dictates of evidence-based medicine. The premise for the Foundation is rooted in the belief that medical decisions made by informed patients offer great potential to reduce this problem.

Full Article: Medical Practice Variation

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