For more than 20 years the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care has collated information on how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The data comes straight from Medicare claims, and can be used to review and analyze local, regional and national markets. As the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care online site states:
These reports, used by policymakers, the media, health care analysts and others, have radically changed our understanding of the efficiency and effectiveness of our health care system. This valuable data forms the foundation for many of the ongoing efforts to improve health and health systems across America.
The funding to create the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care online was made possible by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is the nation’s largest philanthropy making grants exclusively in the health care field.