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Study: Higher spending leads to better outcomes

An MIT Sloan professor's study found that higher health care spending results in better outcomes. Joseph J. Doyle, Jr., Ph.D., compared outcomes of heart attack patients in Florida who were exposed to different health care systems that were not designed for them: tourists on vacation when a health emergency struck. Since most people don't choose their vacation destinations based on the budgets of local hospitals, he was able to compare the results from both high and low-spending areas.

Read the paper (currently "under review") and see the press release. (June 2008)