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Results Based Healthcare

There has been frequent, but not widely attended, discussion about the perverse effect on cost that results from our procedure-based compensation system in health care.  The blog, Wright on Health, has a well written case study of how money is wasted with poor outcome in the system as widely practiced today.  The article follows the repeated expensive testing and failed diagnosis of a particular patient.

The article is fairly lengthy, but reads very smoothly.  Read it here.

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