HPCI News: Efficient and Effective Health Care Systems in Greater Iowa

To: Members and Selected Others

For more than 20 years the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented glaring variation on how much medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. One set of measurement is on the effectiveness and efficiency of health care systems. This is expressed in terms of the Health Care Intensity Index.

This and other data from the Dartmouth Atlas Project is published in the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care.

See the range of most to least efficient and effective health care systems in greater Iowa.

Paul M. Pietzsch, MPH
HPCI - IHBA Office
4430 Ashley Park Drive
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
(515) 778-6300

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