December 12, 2012 11:57 PM

Surgery frequency varies by geographic norms, Dartmouth study finds

Where you live can help determine what kind of elective surgery you get, according to a study released Wednesday by Dartmouth College’s Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. The study suggests that patients do not fully understand their medical options and let their doctors make decisions for them. And community norms judging proper treatment can vary widely in different areas.

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