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Investor-owned health systems linked to most low-value care
January 30, 2022 - 6:16 am

Overuse of low-value services was most often seen in healthcare systems that had more beds, had fewer primary care physicians, had more physician practice groups, and were investor-owned, according to a John Hopkins University study published in JAMA Health Forum.

“Wasteful care is physically, psychologically, and financially harmful to patients,” the researchers stated in the study.

“Health systems may play an important role in the overuse of health care. They balance financial interests when making decisions about strategic consolidations or new service lines, complying with state and federal regulations, and aiming for high-quality care delivery and best patient outcome.”

Source: JAMA Health

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