Anatomy of the World’s Most Expensive Healthcare System

1.  Baicker, Katherine, and Dana Goldman. 2011. “Patient Cost-Sharing and Healthcare Spending Growth.”  Journal of Economic Perspectives, 25(2): 47-68.

2.  Michelson, Dan,  “Doctors don’t know or care about cost?  That’s half right.”  Healthcare IT News, 2/20/14

3.  AHIP web site: “Rising healthcare costs”

4.  “Hospital Chain Said to Scheme to Inflate Bills”, Julie Creswell and Reed Abelson, The New York Times, Jan 23, 2014.

5.  “A Hospital War Reflects a Bind for Doctors in the US”, Julie Creswell and Reed Abelson, The New York Times, Nov 30, 2012.

6.  “Apprehensive, Many Doctors Shift to Jobs With Salaries”,  Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times, Feb 13, 2014.

7. “ACOs Saving Some Money, But Medicare is Short on Details”, Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News, Jan 31, 2014.

8.  “What’s The First Step in Transforming American Health Care”  Robert Pearl, Forbes, Feb 20, 2014.


Accountable Care: We Can Do Better Than This

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