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Can Centralization of Cancer Surgery Improve Social Welfare?

Vivian Ho | Marah Short | Meei-Hsiang Ku-Goto

Can Centralization of Cancer Surgery Improve Social Welfare?.

Vivian Ho, James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics, authors a study showing that referring cancer patients to hospitals with better track records for surgery could save lives and not raise the cost to patients.