Third Group Joins Unfunded Marcellus Health Impact Study

Three months ago MDN told you about two health care networks joining forces to study the health effects of Marcellus drilling in Pennsylvania—Guthrie Health and Geisinger Health System (see this MDN story). You may now add a third health care system to the list. Susquehanna Health, serving northcentral PA, will join Guthrie and Geisinger in a multi-year study. Problem is, as far as MDN knows, the so-called study is still not funded (see this MDN story).

You can get as many partners as you want, but until someone (like the deep-pocketed health care systems themselves) comes up with money, the study is going nowhere fast. Here’s the press release from Susquehanna Health:

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