Intermountain Healthcare finds lower-cost care is not always best

01/31/2013 | Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), The

Studies done at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah show the least expensive cancer care is not always the best quality care and spending more money upfront in some cases leads to lower costs overall. Researchers found when there is wide variation in physician care for patients with complex illnesses, such as cancer, training on policies, data and peer feedback can result in higher compliance with standards of care.

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