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Wednesday, August 23rd 2006

The President's Home…

Aetna is instituting some transparency in Washington, DC. But over at Managed Care Matters it doesn’t go far enough,

What’s missing are the pricing and outcomes for procedures that are less common, but potentially more costly and more critical to individual patients – minor surgery, major surgery, endoscopy, etc.

I’ve got questions on less common reports. “Hey, all my patients I did this procedure on had bad outcomes! Oh, I actually only did two of them this year…”

Is that really releavant? What happens to releavancy when sample sizes get so small?

Here is the Washington Post article Managed Care Matters links to.