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Higher Spending CA Hospitals Demonstrate Lower Mortality Rates
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In contrast with one well-known report from Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare, an analysis of more than 2.5 million Medicare California hospital admissions has found that greater spending results in lower inpatient mortality, at least for six common medical conditions. That’s the conclusion of a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which calls into question some prevailing assumptions about value and quality care, and suggests that Medicare spending is not associated with better healthcare outcomes, or better process measures.