A Look at Health Care Costs

April 18, 2011 in Daily Bulletin

Stephen Dubner reviews a new economics article on health care costs. In it, he sums up the relation between costs and benefits. Are the benefits we’re receiving from our health care outweighing the costs? Find out more after the break.

It seems that relatively cheap treatments have actually had a greater impact on overall health benefits while expensive treatments have often led to greater increases in price than health. Read more here.

Source: Freakonomics Blog