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Study Indicates Medicare Spending on Health Services Is Closely Linked to How Care Is Delivered and Paid For

trends in Medicare spending

Research has shown that growth in health care spending often has more to do with how much, and what type, of care patients receive than with changes in health status or disease prevalence. With Medicare spending on hospital, postacute, and physician services growing at historically low rates, a Commonwealth Fund–supported study (Health Services Research, Mar. 6, 2018) led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center Laura M. Koehane sought to find out if this still holds true.

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