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Missed InformationBetter Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future$
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David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034920

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.001.0001

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Health Care Viewed through the Lens of Information

Health Care Viewed through the Lens of Information

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(p.45) 3 Health Care Viewed through the Lens of Information
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David Sarokin

Jay Schulkin

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.003.0004

The U.S. health care system is driven as much by centralized bureaucracies as by market dynamics and suffers from information shortcomings as a result. Neither patients nor healthcare providers have access to good information, leading to a highly inefficient system. Better systems for rating doctors and hospitals and for understanding health care spending are beginning to emerge and can be accelerated.

Keywords:   Health care, Medicare statistics, American Medical Association, Medical costs

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