Why Is U.S. Health Care So Expensive? Some of the Reasons You’ve Heard Turn Out to Be Myths – The New York Times

Read article - Cites comments by Jonathan Skinner, the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor in Economics, professor of community and family medicine, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how compared to peer nations, the United States sends people to the hospital less often, it has a smaller share of specialist physicians, and it gives people about the same number of hospitalizations and doctors' visits. Skinner has studied patterns in health care use in the United States, and noted that there probably is money to be saved by eliminating some of the extra scans and operations that are much more common in the United States than elsewhere.