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State Deregulation and Medicare Costs for Acute Cardiac Care

Vivian Ho | Meei-Hsiang Ku-Goto

State Deregulation and Medicare Costs for Acute Cardiac Care.

A Certificate of Need, a form of state government regulation designed to keep mortality rates and health care costs down, appears to do neither for heart bypass surgery, according to a recent study conducted by Vivian Ho, James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics, and health economics researcher Meei-Hsiang Ku-Goto. Ho and Ku-Goto report their findings in an article appearing in the online edition of the journal Medical Care Research and Review. Subscription required.