This week in healthcare – News from around the web

Statewide Study Claims Rampant Unnecessary Heart Imaging – The hospital system said more education can cut health care costs while improving quality.

More is not always better in medicine – Defensive medicine is rooted in the goal of avoiding mistakes. But each additional procedure or test, no matter how cautiously performed, injects a fresh possibility of error.

ACO growth driven fastest by physicians – Physician groups, particularly independent practice associations, are increasingly taking the lead in accountable care organizations.

The way red meat is cooked can affect cancer risk – men who every week ate more than 2.5 servings of red meat cooked by any high-temperature method — including broiling and grilling — were 40 percent more likely to have advanced prostate cancer than were men who rarely did so.

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