Presentation on theme: "Geographic Variation in Health System Performance: Findings from"— Presentation transcript:
1 Geographic Variation in Health System Performance: Findings from THECOMMONWEALTHFUNDGeographic Variation in Health System Performance: Findings fromThe Commonwealth Fund’s2009 State ScorecardStuart GutermanVice President andDirector, Program on Payment System ReformThe Commonwealth FundAmerican Hospital AssociationTaskforce on Variation in Health Care SpendingWashington, DCNovember 10, 2009
28 Implications Erosion of insurance coverage puts pressure on all states Wide variations across areas indicate potential for improvementAreas with poor performance may not have the resources to improve on their ownBut health care does, indeed, seem to be local—and the solutions to the problems our health care system faces also must be implemented to fit the local environment
29 Acknowledgements Heather Drake, Program Associate, Program on Payment System ReformVisit The Commonwealth Fund’s web site at
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