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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Is American Health Care Uniquely Inefficient?

Alan M. Garber, Jonathan Skinner

NBER Working Paper No. 14257
Issued in August 2008

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The work of both authors is supported by Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Garber is also grateful for the support of grants from the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG 17253 and P01 AG05842) and from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Skinner is similarly grateful for support from the National Institute of Aging (P01 AG19783). We are indebted to Peter Richmond and Kathy Stroffolino for expert assistance, and thank without implicating Jay Bhattacharya, Amitabh Chandra, David Cutler, Elliott Fisher, Sherry Glied, Ann Norman, Allison Rosen, Douglas Staiger, Timothy Taylor, Victor Fuchs, and participants in the NBER 2008 Summer Institute for insightful comments. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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