Hospital Transparency Could Keep You From Getting Treatment

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By Molly Grady

A new study finds heart attack patients are less likely to have life-saving treatment in states that require more transparency.

The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at 100,000 Medicare patients in 10 states.

It found when hospitals were required to report the outcomes of procedures to open blocked arteries, fewer patients had the treatment.

But even with the difference in care, there was little difference in patient survival rates.



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