“Beyond Boston, patients find specialized care closer to home”



Excerpt: “The old model for health care for people who didn’t live in cities was you went to the local community hospital and if things went bad, you went into the heart of the city to get your more complicated health care,” said Dr. Ashish Jha, a professor of health policy at the Harvard School of Public Health. “That model has changed. Now you can get a lot of the health care you want without having to drive into the city.”

Jha said the trade-off — convenience and comfort locally versus the expertise and experience of the city hospital — is disappearing as more Boston hospital staffers work at the suburban outposts.

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via bostonglobe.com