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Is American Health Care Uniquely Inefficient? Evidence from Prescription Drugs

Margaret Kyle, Heidi L. Williams

NBER Working Paper No. 23068
Issued in January 2017

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We are grateful to Jane Choi for excellent research assistance, and to Amitabh Chandra, Dan Fetter, Amy Finkelstein, and Jon Skinner for helpful comments. Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute on Aging and the NIH Common Fund, Office of the NIH Director, through grant U01-AG046708 to the NBER; the content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH or NBER. Financial support from NSF Grant 1151497 and the Intellectual Property and Markets for Technology Chair at MINES ParisTech is also gratefully acknowledged. Kyle thanks Pfizer for access to the IMS data used. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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