It Costs More, but Is It Worth More?

Posted on January 19th, 2012 by

 If you want to know what is wrong with American health care today, exhibit A might be the two new proton beam treatment facilities the Mayo Clinic has begun building, one in Minnesota, the other in Arizona, at a cost of more than $180 million dollars each. They are part of a medical arms race for proton beam machines, which could cost taxpayers billions of dollars for a treatment that, in many cases, appears to be no better than cheaper alternatives.

NY Times, By Ezekiel Emanuel and Steven Pearson, 1/2/2012

Tags: Cancer, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Mayo Clinic Rochester

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