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Money can buy better health, study finds — if you’re a hospital patient
Los Angeles Times

When it comes to heart attacks, strokes and some other types of medical emergencies that could land you in the hospital, you get what you pay for.

So says a group of researchers from USC and Harvard Medical School. It looked at data on more than 2.5 million patients who were hospitalized over a 10-year period for six common conditions and concluded that the patients who were treated in high-spending hospitals were less likely to die in the hospital than the patients who went to low-spending hospitals.