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How ProPublica and CareSet Investigated the Overuse of Vascular Procedures

Researchers warned that patients may be undergoing vascular procedures too soon or unnecessarily. ProPublica and CareSet examined federal data to better understand how one treatment is being used.

Thousands of Patients May Be Undergoing Vascular Procedures Too Soon or Unnecessarily

A new analysis of Medicare claims by ProPublica and CareSet found that atherectomies, a procedure to treat vascular disease, were performed on about 30,000 patients who had questionable need for them.

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