Dartmouth Atlas Finds Vast Regional Differences in Medicare-Backed Elective Surgery Rates



Whether or not Medicare patients undergo elective surgery depends on where they live and their doctors, according to a report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project and the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making.



1 comments on "Dartmouth Atlas Finds Vast Regional Differences in Medicare-Backed Elective Surgery Rates"
Stefani (2/27/2011 at 5:56 PM)

This is not new news! Jack Wennberg MD began his work by demonstrating that VT children underwent tonsillectomies in the 1970s based on where they lived and the training of the local surgeons....not because of need. Nothing has changed has it?

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