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Why Palm Springs’ addiction to MRIs could be dangerous
California Watch - Christina Jewett

Two weeks ago, I wrote about how the rampant use of MRI machines may lead to unnecessary medical procedures, including a spike in back surgeries. I promised to reveal the area of California that’s doing more MRIs than any other place in the U.S., and here it is: Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. Stanford health policy professor Laurence C. Baker presented the finding at a recent California Healthcare Foundation speech in Sacramento.