Study: Where you live influences medical treatments
Friday, December 14, 2012 2:56 PM
A new study shows that where patients live has strong influence on whether they will undergo surgeries that might be optional, The Des Moines Register reported.
Dartmouth College researchers found that there are large differences in local rates and that patients are not being fully informed of their options.
For example, a woman from Sioux City is nearly six times more likely than a woman from Dubuque to have a breast removed to treat cancer.