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New doctors provide costlier care: study
Modern Physician

The less experience a physician has, the more costly the care he or she provides, according to a study published in the November issue of Health Affairs.

The study’s authors, looking at insurance claims within the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners consortium, found a strong association between a physician’s experience and costs and just a weak association between volume and costs. No other associations were found for other characteristics studied, including malpractice claims, board certification status and group practice size.

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