Small Area Variations in Health Care Delivery

  title={Small Area Variations in Health Care Delivery},
  author={J. Wennberg and A. Gittelsohn},
  pages={1102 - 1108}
  • J. Wennberg, A. Gittelsohn
  • Published 1973
  • Business, Medicine
  • Science
  • Health information about total populations is a prerequisite for sound decision-making and planning in the health care field. Experience with a population-based health data system in Vermont reveals that there are wide variations in resource input, utilization of services, and expenditures among neighboring communities. Results show prima facie inequalities in the input of resources that are associated with income transfer from areas of lower expenditure to areas of higher expenditure… CONTINUE READING
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