You get what you pay for.

Yet another population study, this one using the California Cancer Registry, demonstrates superior survival outcomes when surgery for early-stage pancreatic cancer is performed at a high-volume and/or National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center. The conclusion, however, is that such centers lack “high value care” because their costs fail to fall under the median. While we’re all about “high-value” cancer care, we’d point out—as any health economist would—there’s more to value than the sticker price. | Bateni, JAMA Surg 2019


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