The Science of Healthcare Delivery

What we learned at Dartmouth

Alok Sharan, MD, MHCDS; Timothy E. Foster, MD, MS, MHCDS; and Michelle Prince, MD, MHCDS

Health care in the United States is expensive—it accounts for one-sixth of the U.S. economy and is perhaps the greatest threat to the long-term solvency of both state and federal governments. The cost of health care is also a threat to U.S. companies trying to compete in a global economy while maintaining profitability. Despite this expense, many outcomes for the treatment of common diseases lag behind other industrialized nations.

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