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Beyond the Dartmouth Atlas – Regional Variation in Private Health Care Spending

By Gregory Curfman, MD

The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, compiled over the past several decades, is a unique data source on geographic variations in health care spending and practices.  437 more words


these politics hurt

It’s been over two week of Brexit coverage and other sundries—which, fair enough. These are big deals in the wide, wide world. Yet in my nearsidedness I’m still mulling over a… 1,194 more words


The Challenges of American Health Care

America is facing great challenges in healthcare. Our national health expenditure is $3.1 trillion per year, 17.4% of GDP, and is projected to reach 19.6% of GDP by 2024.    303 more words

Jack Heidel

Health Spending Growth Below 5% for Fourth Straight Month

ANN ARBOR — National health spending in February 2016 was 4.8 percent higher than health spending in February 2015, up from the 4.5 percent year-over-year growth rate observed in January 2016 and December 2015, according to the monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators released by the Ann Arbor-based healthcare consultants Altarum Institute. 337 more words


The Fundamental Driver of Our Debt Problem: the Cost of Healthcare

How to grow the economy faster. How to get our rapidly growing national debt under control.  These are the two main problems facing our country which I address over and over again on this blog.  324 more words

Jack Heidel

Generating enthusiasm for generic drugs with a project called IMPROVE

Generic drugs are virtually identical to their brand-name counterparts. They contain the same active ingredients, dosage form, strength, quality, safety, performance, route of administration, and use.  848 more words

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