A new study in Health Services Research explores reasons for geographic variation in breast cancer treatment spending.
Yet another paper on geographic spending variation; its sources and extent.
MedPAC’s updated report on geographical variation in Medicare spending finds some lessening of differences.
Work from MedPAC staff updates geographic variation in Medicare spending analyses.
Research published in the Annals of Family Medicine suggests that practice patterns acquired at the physician’s training institution have lasting effects.
New research on geographic health spending variation focuses on changes in treatment following patient residence changes.
Yet another paper on geographic health spending variation; this one examining the role of regional physician practice patterns.
The Kaiser Family Foundation looks at the latest data in regard to Medicare geographic spending variation.
The Government Accounting Office examines what causes variation in the pricing of certain high-cost procedures, finding it is largely attributable to hospital costs.
A study from the Blue Cross association verifies again that providers get paid very different amounts for the same service, even within the same geographic area much less across them.http://www.bcbs.com/healthcare-news/bcbsa/bcbsa-study-reveals-extreme-cost-variations-for-knee-and-hip-replacement-surgeries.html
Yet another approach to understanding the sources of geographic health spending variation in a paper from the NBER.
The Brookings Institution takes a crack at the issue of geographic variation in health spending, finding that on an adjusted, statewide basis, there is likely much less variation than the Dartmouth Atlas suggests.
A study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that, at least in regard to Medicare spending, patient demands are relatively unimportant but physician beliefs about treatment account for a large percent of variation.
A new study reported in Health Affairs examines the role patients’ preferences for care plays in geographic health spending variation.