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‘Value’ is medicine’s favorite buzzword. But whose definition are we using?

"Value" is medicine's mantra of the moment. But a survey released Wednesday by the University of Utah shows that value has no universal meaning.

Value is medicine’s mantra of the moment.

It is the centerpiece of efforts to reform payment and change the way medicine is delivered. Backers of the value movement believe the entire medical system — and every transaction within it — must be based on this seminally important five-letter word.

But a released Wednesday by the University of Utah shows that, in health care,  has no universal meaning — 88 percent of doctors equated value with quality care,

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