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‘Drastic’ variations in care found at top academic medical centers
Modern Healthcare

Patterns of care vary widely among 23 top U.S. academic medical centers, according to a report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project. The report’s authors suggest that these variations may be something medical students want to consider when choosing an institution for residency training. Noting that all the institutions studied are affiliated with medical schools and “should be exemplars of evidence-based medicine,” the report found significant variations in intensity of end-of-life care, surgical procedure rates, patient-reported experience, patient safety and quality of care.