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Docs more likely to make unnecessary referrals when they have ownership of the diagnostic service — study

There is a considerable body of evidence to suggest more investor-owned private delivery of public health care will increase costs and leave the government paying for unnecessary services.

The latest evidence comes from a Duke University study presented at the Radiological Society of North America this week.

The Duke University study reveals that doctors who have a stake in MRI (Magnet Resonance Imaging) scanners are far more likely to refer patients for scans.

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