A primer on understanding health care cost trends: the story behind the numbers.

  • Published 1996 in Issue brief
Virtually every study shows that rates of increase in health care costs have declined throughout the 1990s, but often the bottom-line numbers differ. There are numerous reasons for this disparity, including which data are used and how researchers analyze them. Unfortunately, there is no ideal source of data; the best sources vary widely with regard to… CONTINUE READING