J P Lewontin

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BACKGROUND Previous estimates of administrative costs in U.S. hospitals have been based on figures for California, and nationwide extrapolation has been controversial. If the costs of bureaucracy are high, major policy reforms may yield substantial savings. METHODS We obtained detailed data on hospital expenses for fiscal year 1990 from reports submitted(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to elucidate the social and economic impact of health sector employment. METHODS US medical care employment was analyzed for each year between 1968 and 1993, with data from the March Current Population Survey. RESULTS Between 1968 and 1993, medical care employment grew from 4.32 million to 11.40 million persons,(More)
OBJECTIVES We compared US and Canadian health administration costs using national medical care employment data for both countries. METHODS Data from census surveys on hospital, nursing home, and outpatient employment in the United States (1968 to 1993) and Canada (1971 and 1986) were analyzed. RESULTS Between 1968 and 1993, US medical care employment(More)
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