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Toni Brayer is an Internal Medicine physician who has practiced for over 20 years in Northern California. She was previously the President of the SF Medical Society and Chief of Staff at a large academic medical center. Brayer is currently the Chief Medical Officer for a large hospital/physician System in Northern California. She blogs on EverythingHealth. You can follow her on Twitter @chieftb.


Guest Blog: High Health Cost Does Not Guarantee Quality

Toni Brayer | June 4, 2012
The new buzzword in Medicine these days is "value based purchasing". It's not a new concept...everyone wants to get their money's worth, whether it is a new car, a meal at a fancy restaurant or the best medical care. Without clear information on quality, however, many patients assume that more expensive care is better care.