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The Implications of Regional Variations in Medicare—What Does It Mean for Medicare?

Gail R. Wilensky, PhD
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Ann Intern Med. 2003;138(4):350-351. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-138-4-200302180-00017
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The recognition that Medicare spends substantially different amounts of money on seniors in different regions of the United States is neither a new issue nor an unknown issue. The ability to devise appropriate policy responses to these so-called geographic variations in spending has been another matter.



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