Trends in Healthcare Costs and the Concentration of Medical ExpendituresEarly Results.
- Dr. Cary Gross and his team at Yale University were awarded a grant to develop a framework for determining which elderly patients are most likely to benefit from colonoscopy screening.
- They found that a substantial number of Medicare beneficiaries received screening even when potential harms outweighed potential benefits.
- They propose ways to improve screening for older adults with and without multiple chronic conditions.
Current as of November 2012
Internet Citation: Slide 24.: Trends in Healthcare Costs and the Concentration of Medical Expenditures. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-07-nac/cohenmeyers/cohenmeyerssl24.html