Understanding of the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Health Care System

For more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians. This research has helped policymakers, the media, health care analysts and others improve their understanding of our health care system and forms the foundation for many of the ongoing efforts to improve health and health systems across America. LEARN MORE

Tonsillectomies varied by a factor of more than three, from fewer than 3 to more than 10 per 1,000 children, across Northern New England pediatric surgical areas during 2007-10. Read more in The Dartmouth Atlas of Children's Health Care in Northern New England.
View Data by Zip Code
  • Region
  • Hospital


[ CONTACT US ] [ SITE MAP ]

© 2014 The Trustees of Dartmouth College | 35 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon, NH 03766 | (603) 653-0800


The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care is based at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and is supported by a coalition of funders led by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, including the WellPoint Foundation, the United Health Foundation, the California HealthCare Foundation, and the Charles H. Hood Foundation.