Medical Spending Differences in the United States and Canada: The Role of Prices, Procedures, and Administrative Expenses

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Medical Spending Differences in the United States and Canada: The Role of Prices, Procedures, and Administrative Expenses

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dc.contributor.author Cutler, David M.
dc.contributor.author Pozen, Alexis
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-08T21:03:39Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Pozen, Alexis and David M. Cutler. 2010. Medical spending differences in the United States and Canada: The role of prices, procedures, and administrative expenses. Inquiry 47(2): 124-134. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0020-174X en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1502-3923 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:5343032
dc.description.abstract The United States far outspends Canada on health care, but the sources of additional spending are unclear. We evaluated the importance of incomes, administration, and medical interventions in this difference. Pooling various sources, we calculated medical personnel incomes, administrative expenses, and procedure volume and intensity for the United States and Canada. We found that Canada spent $1,589 per capita less on physicians and hospitals in 2002. Administration accounted for the largest share of this difference (39%), followed by incomes (31%), and more intensive provision of medical services (14%). Whether this additional spending is wasteful or warranted is unknown. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Economics en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.5034/inquiryjrnl_47.02.124 en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20812461 en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.title Medical Spending Differences in the United States and Canada: The Role of Prices, Procedures, and Administrative Expenses en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Accepted Manuscript en_US
dc.relation.journal Inquiry en_US
dash.depositing.author Cutler, David M.
dc.date.available 2011-11-08T21:03:39Z

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