Accession Number : AD0713945

Title :   A New Type of Hospital Insurance: A Proposal for an Experiment,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Newhouse,Joseph P. ; Taylor,Vincent

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The authors propsoe an alternative to present hospital insurance arrangements. The Variable Cost Insurance will results in less rapidly rising hospital costs for two reasons. First, it will penalize hospitals with inefficiencies, and second, it will work toward correcting the bias toward Cadillac-only medicine. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HOSPITALS, COSTS), THEORY, BUDGETS, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE