Saturday, May 26, 2012

High Health Cost Does Not Guarantee Quality

The new buzzword in Medicine these days is "value based purchasing".  It's not a new concept...everyone wants to get their moneys worth, whether it is a new car, a meal at a fancy restaurant or the best medical care.  Without clear information on quality,  however, many patients assume that more expensive care is better care.

The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHCRQ) has funded

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