Regional Differences in Costs and Care

Map, Design

Geographic variation in quality and cost of health care is a result of many complicating factors. these maps, which use 2003 Medicare patient data, show the variability of cost in the Medicare system and the rates of several kinds of surgery, amoking the factors affecting rate variation by region are the health of the population, the economy, the availability of and access to care and the methods for care and traetment.

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