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Variation in Health Care Spending - a book by Committee on Geographic Variation in Health Care S...

Variation in Health Care Spending

Target Decision Making, Not Geography

Variation in Health Care Spending( )
Editor: Newhouse, Joseph P.
Garber, Alan M.
Graham, Robin P.
McCoy, Margaret A.
Mancher, Michelle
Kibria, Ashna
Author: Committee on Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending and Promotion of High-Value Care,
Board on Health Care Services,
Institute of Medicine,
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:National Academies Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $44.99
Book Description:

Health care in the United States is more expensive than in other developed countries, costing $2.7 trillion in 2011, or 17.9 percent of the national gross domestic product. Increasing costs strain budgets at all levels of government and threaten the solvency of Medicare, the nation's largest health insurer. At the same time, despite advances in biomedical science, medicine, and public health, health care quality remains inconsistent. In fact, underuse, misuse, and overuse of various...
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