Health-Care Secret Revealed, Again: More Is Not Better

Some things you can't hear too many times.

stethoscopeIf there's any way out of our current health-care morass, it's this: In health care, more expensive care is often no better than less expensive care. We were reminded of this fact by a front-page story in this morning's WSJ, which points out that Pennsylvania is the rare state that requires hospitals to publicly report a wide range of data -- and those data show hospitals with good outcomes are often cheaper than hospitals with bad outcomes, even after you adjust for the patient mix.

Posted via web from David Dobbs's Somatic Marker

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