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Is Your Doctor On the Take – or On the Make?

Doctors’ Profits Drive Many Treatment Choices The latest edition of The New England Journal of Medicine¬†¬†(NEJM) reports on a study comparing the use of expensive Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for early-stage prostate cancer by doctors owning their own IMRT equipment with those who don’t. This practice of physicians buying expensive technologies for their group practices […]

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