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This study was supported by contract number N01-OD-4-2139 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Support for the work of the Committee on National Statistics is provided by a consortium of federal agencies through a grant from the National Science Foundation (award number SES-0453930). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

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National Research Council (U.S.). Panel to Advance a Research Program on the Design of National Health Accounts.

Accounting for health and health care : approaches to measuring the sources and costs of their improvement / Panel to Advance a Research Program on the Design of National Health Accounts, Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 978-0-309-15679-0 (pbk.) — ISBN 978-0-309-15680-6 (pdf)

1. Medical care, Cost of—United States. I. Title.

[DNLM: 1. Accounting—United States. 2. Health Expenditures—United States. 3. National Health Programs—United States. 4. Public Health—economics—United States. W 74 AA1]

RA410.53.N396 2010

338.4’33621—dc22

2010028929

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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2010). Accounting for Health and Health Care: Approaches to Measuring the Sources and Costs of Their Improvement. Panel to Advance a Research Program on the Design of National Health Accounts, Committee on National Statistics. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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