Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

Does more spending improve quality?

In most goods and services you buy, the answer is yes.  A Tesla is more expensive than a KIA; a large house is more expensive than a big house; a night at the Ritz Carlton is more expensive than a night at the Motel 6. Nevertheless, in healthcare, many policy wonks believe that cost and quality may […]

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Measuring Hospital Efficiency

Efficiency in the field of economics increases when either 1) outputs are increased for a given level of inputs, or 2) inputs are decreased for a given level of output. Estimating efficiency in the medical field is more difficult, however, since the output (marginal health improvement) is difficult to measure. In the area of hospitals, […]

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