Hospital Spending Intensity and Patient Outcomes

25 Dec
English: Data Source http://www.irdes.fr/EcoSa...

English: Data Source http://www.irdes.fr/EcoSante/DownLoad/OECDHealthData_FrequentlyRequestedData.xls (OECD Health Data 2009). Health care cost rise based on total expenditure on health as % of GDP. Countries are USA, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An amazing study implemented by Canadian health services researchers and published in the Journal of American Medical Association, suggests that depending which side of the border between Canada and the USA you live on, the consumption of the same expensive acute health cares results in different outcomes in term of patient’s health and quality of care. In other words, it is not so a matter of “how much” but rather a matter of “how” when it comes to question the legitimacy of a nation’s health care expenditures. The authors schedule to extend the field of their study to European countries and also to the long-term cares of chronic conditions.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?sns=fb&v=EOm2Ommqq5c&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DEOm2Ommqq5c%26sns%3Dfb&gl=FR

3 Responses to “Hospital Spending Intensity and Patient Outcomes”

  1. Janice Flahiff November 9, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Umm…when I click on the video, this message appears
    “This video does not exist”

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