Some studies show an association between greater health spending and worse (or at least not better) health outcomes. Others suggest that higher spending is associated with better outcomes. Which set of studies is correct? Read my latest post on the AcademyHealth blog for my answer.
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Making sense of spending variation studiesJune 27, 2012 at 12:00 pmAustin Frakt
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