Wide variations exist in the cost of care across the U.S. In many cases, spending more does not result in better care. In fact, a thirty-year study by the Dartmouth Group shows that regions that spend more per patient do not necessarily obtain better outcomes. Springfield spends significantly less on average on neurological procedures than St. Louis, Kansas City, or midsized markets.
Springfield is also positioned at the country’s geographic and population center, within 500 miles of half the U.S. population. That means it’s an ideal travel hub.