Central planners love to cite the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. The Atlas is an impressive, decades-long effort to study geographic variance in health spending. The famous Atul Gawande, MD, is likely responsible for the fact that the Dartmouth results are better known among lay people than any other research in health economics.
Our Greg Scandlen has previously discussed research that challenges the Dartmouth conclusions. Now, Louise Sheiner of the Brookings Institution has published research that further challenges the Dartmouth results.
Read the entire column at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.