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Regional Differences in Medicare Spending and Health Status

Previous research by the team at Dartmouth Atlas found that there is significant regional variation in spending and disease diagnosis frequency, but this variation is not correlated with higher quality. ¬†However, regional variation may be overstated. ¬†According to Zuckerman et al. (2010): “Unadjusted Medicare spending per beneficiary was 52% higher in geographic regions in the […]

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