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The New York Times reports,


in this small, aging industrial city in northeast Ohio, doctors are much more likely than those anywhere else in the country to steer patients toward angioplasty

...Whether the preference for angioplasty is good for the patients of Elyria is open to medical debate.

...When it comes to treating blocked arteries, there are no definitive studies showing which approach most benefits patients in the long term.


I'll be advocating cost-benefit analysis for medical procedures on August 29th at this lunch forum.


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