Spending More and Getting Less for Health Care

November 21, 2013 4:52 PM

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Spending More and Getting Less for Health Care

The patient, lean and in his 60s, was in the hospital for the second time in a month with blood sugar levels that were out of control and he was not happy. Despite the nurses’ earnest attempts to cheer him up, he scowled and insisted that all he needed was for us to “fix it” so he could go back home.

“We have to keep looking because you may have other serious problems that caused your blood sugar to go up,” I said, preparing to rattle off a list of potential causes.

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