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Variation in Health Care Spending

Target Decision Making, Not Geography

Variation in Health Care Spending( )
Author: Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending and Promotion of High-Value Care Committee,
Board on Health Care Services Staff,
Institute of Medicine Staff,
Editor: Garber, Alan M.
Graham, Robin P.
Kibria, Ashna
Mancher, Michelle
McCoy, Margaret A.
Newhouse, Joseph P.
ISBN:978-0-309-28869-9
Publication Date:Nov 2013
Publisher:National Academies Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $55.00
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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Pages:206
Detailed Subjects: Medical / Health Policy
Medical / Medicaid & Medicare
Medical / Pathology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches

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