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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

On the blogs: variations in end-of-life care, manipulating data

On Running a Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess CEO Paul Levy considers whether the variation in how care is delivered, particularly near the end of life, reflects "overuse, underuse, misuse, and waste in the health care system." He cites a Dartmouth study that said the amount of resources spent didn't change the outcomes, then wonders what should be done. He's gotten 16 answers so far.

On Nature Network Boston, Corie Lok writes about scientific fraud, from ignoring data that donít fit to falsifying images.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 11:50 AM
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