I’ve had a long week. I won’t bore you with the details, because this blog isn’t about me, nor are my problems worth your time.
Inspired by a comment, I thought I should remind folks that paying marginal cost for something is good (and is the price in a perfectly
Cost chart week continues. I’ve posted graphs with outpatient and inpatient care, but people want more. So here are more data on how US spending
Hospital Mergers and Referrals in the United States: Patient Steering or Integrated Delivery of Care? by Sayaka Nakamura Many tertiary care hospitals (acquirers) acquire non-tertiary
Continuing his lessons on Medicare payments (worth reading in full) Uwe Reinhardt challenges, While no one likes the cost-based Medicare fee schedule, its critics should
Health care spending is very popular, not just that we spend a lot, but as a topic of debate. Wow! The recent flurry of posts
In his book The Social Transformation of American Medicine Paul Starr hasn’t exactly written that the AMA is (or was) “pure evil,” at least not by page