Navigation Links
Regional variation in health-care spending and utilization higher in Medicare than private sector
Date:7/23/2010

In the latest Health Policy Outlook from the American Enterprise Institute and the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC, Schaeffer Center researchers investigated whether geographic variations in utilization of health services and spending differed between Medicare and the private sector.

A large body of literature has documented regional variation in Medicare spending and the amount of care provided, leading some to suggest that "high-use" areas such as Miami should be modeled after "low-use" areas such as Minneapolis.

However, a comparison between Medicare and the private sector reveals that this regional variation is often two to three times more pronounced in Medicare than for the private sector, according to the new study by Darius Lakdawalla, director of research at the Schaeffer Center and associate professor in the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development; Dana Goldman, director of the Schaeffer Center and Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy at USC; and coauthor Tomas Philipson of the University of Chicago.

"What we have shown is that high-use versus low-use is not about geography, as has been asserted. Rather, it has to do with the type of insurer. This suggests the importance of exploring private-sector models for managing utilization," Lakdawalla said.

The results provide a new perspective for improving efficiency in the Medicare program: adopting private-sector utilization management models in order to allocate health care resources efficiently.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dana McMurtry
mcmurtry@usc.edu
213-740-2215
University of Southern California
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New Research Examines Impact of Health Care Reform on Regional Health Plans
2. Regional Radiology Groups Form a National Consortium
3. HealthcareSource Announces New Client Wins: Strong Sales Momentum Driven by Regional and Large Health Systems
4. Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Selects Stockell Healthcare to Deploy Patient Access and Revenue Cycle Management Solution
5. Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Forges New Regional Health Care Partnerships
6. Dr. Kevin Nini to Lead Reconstructive Breast Surgery Program at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center
7. Cedars-Sinai study examines regional use of minimally invasive repair of aneurysms
8. UTHealth to serve as Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center
9. Regional differences in C-section rate not a result of maternal request: UBC study
10. Jacquelyn Clark Founder of N2Y, Inc. Wins Regional 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for Northeast Ohio
11. 9-country study shows wide variations in how women with early breast cancer are treated
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health ... the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs ... Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American ... Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. ... including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can ... CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn ... X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 ... ... helping both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic ... the Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... plastic surgery procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to ... known procedures, but also many of these less common operations such as calf and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ... will take whatever measures required to build a strong ... which is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current ... Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in ... understand, not only by the Company, but shareholders and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay ... Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne ... Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of ... Innovation, today announced the five finalists of ... Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ANDOVER, Mass. and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. ... California -based mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now ... portable PFT devices developed by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. ... PFT testing done in hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ... CA , can get any needed testing done in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: