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.