In the years since The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care began releasing its findings, researchers and policy makers across the globe have come to recognize the importance of geographic variation in the cost and quality of health care.
The Wennberg International Collaborative is a research network committed to improving health care by examining organizational and regional variation in health care resources, utilization, and outcomes. Formed in 2010, the Collaborative seeks to reduce barriers in the field of variations research through sponsoring research and policy meetings, facilitating collaboration amongst members, advocating for health care data availability, and serving as a clearinghouse for research and policy findings.
Several countries and international organizations now have their own atlases of health care including those listed below:
Exploring regional differences in healthcare
Medical care viewed regionally (in German)
Health data: Figures, trends and analyses (in German)
Health Atlas of Baden-Wurttemberg (in German)
Health Atlas of Bavaria (in German)
The Dutch Atlas of Healthcare Variation (in Dutch)
Swiss Atlas of Health Care (in Swiss German)