Geographic Variations in the Cost of Treating Condition-Specific Episodes of Care among Medicare Patients

Wiley: 7/5/13

To measure geographic variations in treatment costs for specific conditions, explore the consistency of these patterns across conditions, and examine how service mix and population health factors are associated with condition-specific and total area costs.

Data Sources

Medicare claims for 1.5 million elderly beneficiaries from 60 community tracking study (CTS) sites who received services from 5,500 CTS Physician Survey respondents during 2004–2006. Read More