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Analysis suggests that in the past 20 years, each additional dollar spent on health care services produced health gains valued at between $2.40 and $3.00.

MEDTAP International, Inc. The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives. Bethesda, MD: MEDTAP; 2004. http://www.aha.org/content/00-10/08affordability-value.pdf

Reference

Title
The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives
Publisher
MEDTAP
Publication Date
2004
Authors
MEDTAP International, Inc
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  • Economic Value

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