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Do You Make This Mistake Concerning Customer Value?

March 2015

Imagine! A “celebrity” economist stymied by the fact that a medical procedure, a hip replacement, for example, costs an insurer $X if performed at one facility, yet $X + $Y if done at another. His assumption: Some ...
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  • Do You Make This Mistake Concerning Customer Value?

    March 2015

    Imagine! A “celebrity” economist stymied by the fact that a medical procedure, a hip replacement, for example, costs an insurer $X if performed at one facility, yet $X + $Y if done at another. His assumption: Some ...
    read more

  • Readmissions After Bariatric Surgery: Room for Improvement

    March 2015

    Boston—Roughly 5% of hospital inpatient readmissions after bariatric surgery are potentially avoidable, according to an analysis of 2012 data from New York hospitals. The new report also identified factors, such as type of ...
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  • Small GIST Lesions Increasingly Amenable to Endoscopic Resection

    March 2015

    San Francisco—Recent advancements in technology and techniques—flexible endoscopy, endoscopic resections, hybrid approaches—are allowing endoscopists to play an increasing role in the management of small gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs).
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