Conversations about health care costs in the United States continue to dominate the public sphere and this publication from the RAND Corporation offers some additional insight into this thorny topic. Authored by a team of researchers (including Steven Garber and Susan M. Gates) this 130-page report was issued in the spring 2014 and visitors can download the entire document here. For some basic insights, visitors can read the abstract or peruse the Key Findings. Some of these findings suggest that a "medical arms race" has a deleterious effect on the cost of health care, along with limited rewards for medical products that could lower spending. It's a timely piece of scholarship and one that will be of interest to public policy scholars, health and science journalists, and medical professionals.
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