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States limit costly sites for cancer radiation

New York Times, May 1, 2008
Seeking to rein in medical costs, a Michigan commission in moved to prevent hospitals in the state from each spending $100 million or more to provide a new form of radiation treatment for cancer. The commission sets standards for major hospital construction, and said it would allow only one center to be built in the state for the treatment. It also ordered the state's largest hospitals-four of which had already proposed their own centers-to collaborate on that one project.