Health Affairs Article on Medicare Spending

January 29th, 2010 | Healthcare Reform | Medicare

The article Prices Don't Drive Regional Medicare Spending Variations published online at Health Affairs might be better titled Isolating the Effect of Price and Utilization on Medicare Spending Variations but whatever you call it, it is fascinating reading. It seems to call into question many of the conclusions one might draw from looking at raw Medicare spending data. If anyone can find the link to the Online Appendix mentioned in the article as being available in a 'link to the right of the online version,' please let me know.

http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/hlthaff.2009.0609v1?rss=1

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