“ If the United states as a whole could safely achieve spending levels comparable to those of the lowest-spending regions, annual savings of up to 30% of Medicare expenditures could be achieved.”
“Such savings could provide the resource to fund important new benefits, such as expanded Medicare coverage….”
The implications of regional variations in Medicare spending; The Annals of Internal Medicine; Elliott Fisher of the Dartmouth Institute and David Weinberg, President of Health Dialog Analytics, et al. February 18, 2003.
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