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Cheaper option may not be a bargain

Choose treatments wisely, as the less expensive path may result in a poorer outcome
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 06:00

THE following two patients turned up at the emergency department of the same hospital in a space of several weeks, each in the throes of an acute heart attack. They chose different treatment options - one costing way more than the other - and emerged with vastly different outcomes. The