November 1998 AAOS Report

Scientific exhibit to detail health care data, expenses

Attendees of the 1999 Annual Meeting are encouraged to visit a scientific exhibit highlighting the publication-Dartmouth Atlas of Musculoskeletal Health Care. The atlas will provide national, regional and local comparisons of health care services performed throughout the U.S. It also will contain information on work force distribution of primary care and specialty physicians, rates of common diagnostic and surgical procedures, hospital capacities and per-capita expenditures and Medicare reimbursements for inpatient, outpatient and home care services. The atlas is being developed at the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth Medical School. It is a joint project of the Academy, American Hospital Association and Dartmouth Medical School. The exhibit will be located in Hall A of the Anaheim Convention Center.

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