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High-quality hospitals provide superior trauma care at a lower cost compared with average-quality hospitals, U.S. researchers found.

Lead author Dr. Laurent G. Glance of the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York says the finding suggests high quality can coexist with lower cost.

The study, published in the Annals of Surgery, found high-quality hospitals have death rates that are 34 percent lower, while spending nearly 22 percent less on trauma patient care than average-quality hospitals. However, the researchers say the reason is not clear.

FULL ARTICLE AT UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL

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