Imaging is as Good as the Eyes that Read It

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To Improve Health, Cut Costs, Walmart Pushes For Better Medical Imaging For Workers

Walmart Inc., the nation’s largest private employer, is worried that too many of its workers are having health conditions misdiagnosed, leading to unnecessary surgery and wasted health spending.

The issue crystallized for Walmart officials when they discovered about half of the company’s workers who went to the Mayo Clinic and other specialized hospitals for back surgery in the past few years turned out not to need those operations. They ...

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