The Low Cost of High Quality Health Care

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President Obama's prescription for health care reform is simple: cut the costs, but keep the quality care. But how would that work in real life for doctors and hospitals? We turn to Dr. Elliott Fisher, professor of medicine and the director of the Center for Health Policy Research at Dartmouth Medical School. He's also the lead investigator for The Dartmouth Atlas, 20-plus year project that examines the wide variation in Medicare use and cost across the nation. He thinks low cost and high quality are not mutually exclusive.