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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

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

David Sarokin

Jay Schulkin

The MIT Press

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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