The Dartmouth Diffusion website is designed for researchers and policy-makers interested in studying the diffusion of medical technologies. It provides both data from the Dartmouth Atlas in longitudinal form (making it easy to download) by year by region, going back to 1992, and datasets used in recent published studies related to diffusion. We welcome other datasets with similar structure for researchers to use in an open-access no-cost setting.
A casual reader of The New York Times article by Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz, "The Experts Were Wrong about the Best Places for Better and Cheaper Health Care," would be forgiven if they missed this critical point. By focusing only on total spending—price times quantity—they give the impression that Medicare data tells us nothing about private insurance markets. Not so.
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