The Daily Republic, of Fairfield, Calif., published a multi-part series about the cost and quality of health care provided by NorthBay Health Systems. It reported that "Managed care had dramatically altered the way people get health care...More and more, a person's health care is in the hands of an insurance company. And when hospitals and insurance companies battle, patients often get lost in the middle. NorthBay Health System wants to help people be healthy. How does NorthBay spend its money to achieve this goal? The quality of care patients receive often depends on the doctors they see. But some doctors are embroiled in a bitter conflict with NorthBay hospitals which may eventually force many to leave the county or go out of business...."
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