Roles of Prices, Poverty, and Health in Medicare and Private Spending in Texas
Variation in private spending reflects the ability of the local population to pay for healthcare, whereas variation in Medicare is more driven by health status.
Tracking Spending Among Commercially Insured Beneficiaries Using a Distributed Data Model
The authors demonstrate the utility of distributed data models for reporting of local trends and variation in utilization, pricing, and spending for commercially insured beneficiaries.
Utilization of Lymph Node Dissection, Race/Ethnicity, and Breast Cancer Outcomes
The disparities in survival among node-positive breast cancer patients of African American and Hispanic heritage are not explained by nodal surgery utilization.
Comparing Variation in Medicare and Private Insurance Spending in Texas
We found that, in 2008, variations across Texas in total spending and inpatient utilization are similar in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and Medicare.
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