Silver Book Fact

The percentage of recommended care received by Medicare beneficiaries was 3.2% higher than those who did not have health insurance.

Asch S, Kerr E, Keesey J, Adams J, et al. Who Is at Greatest Risk for Receiving Poor-Quality Health Care?. NEJM. 2006; 354: 1147-1156. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/354/11/1147

Reference

Title
Who Is at Greatest Risk for Receiving Poor-Quality Health Care?
Publication
NEJM
Publisher
MA Medical Society
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Asch S, Kerr E, Keesey J, Adams J, et al
Pages
1147-1156
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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