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LifeLine (Mastectomies) #782858

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) Financial incentives for doctors to perform mastectomies examined; details given of the tendency for Medicare & other insurance companies to pay more for complex procedures. [Patient Susan GROVER††- comments.] [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Dr. Patrick BORGAN††- explains why removing a cancerous lump is sometimes better than removing the breast.] [MD Anderson Cancer Center Dr. Anthony LUCCI††- says we're trying to get paid for doing better work.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Bazell, Robert
Duration:
00:02:10

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