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Comment & Response
December 2016

Safety-Net Hospitals CareNot the Same Care in a Different Place

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Boston University, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(12):1192. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.3646

To the Editor Go et al1 have done a careful analysis of a national database cataloguing the inpatient costs and morbidity rates after pancreaticoduodenectomy analyzed according to hospital safety-net burden. They conclude that redirecting patients away from hospitals with a high safety-net burden to those with lower proportions of Medicaid patients would reduce the cost of care.

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