GMU/UI-Medicare Beneficiaries That Spend More Have Better Health

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According to findings of a study released May 26, 2011 by researchers at George Mason University and the Urban Institute, greater spending on medical services means better overall health for Medicare beneficiaries. The authors analyzed data from more than 17,000 Medicare beneficiaries over a three-year period and concluded that spending more on Medicare medical expenses resulted in greater survival and a better overall health score on an index that measures perceived health and activity limitations.

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Date: Jun 2011