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Study: More Hospital Spending May Save More Lives
Neon Tommy

A groundbreaking study released in the Feb. 1 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine challenges the notion that increased healthcare spending does not result in improved patient outcomes.

The study, lead by John Romley and Dana Goldman of Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC and Anupam Jena of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, uncovered a surprising trend upon analyzing 2.5 million records belonging to patients admitted to 208 California hospitals from 1999 to 2008.

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