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Improve care by treating fewer patients: Column
USA Today

Hospitals are experimenting with a novel way to improve American health care — they’re treating fewer patients.

Consider Boston Children’s Hospital, which recently invested $5.6 million in community health efforts after deciding it could do more to advance kids’ health by keeping them out of the hospital. For every dollar spent on its Community Asthma Initiative, Boston Children’s has trimmed $1.50 from its overall health costs.