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Physician Prescription Error Frequency Linked to Location
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Providers and policymakers all know about geographic variation in healthcare spending, but a new report reveals great disparity in the frequency with which doctors make medical errors in prescribing inappropriate, potentially harmful medications to people over age 65.

A research perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine dissects two categories of prescribing practices in 2007 for each of 306 Dartmouth Atlas referral regions in the country.