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Shannon Brownlee: Further reading for "The Overtreated American"
 
For a comprehensive look at the failings of the U.S. health care system, and suggested reforms, see: Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century (2001) Institute of Medicine
www4.nationalacademies.org/iom/iomhome.nsf (IOM site)
www.nap.edu/books/0309072808/html/ (article)

"The Efficacy of Medicare" Working paper, National Bureau of Economic Research, by Jonathan Skinner, Elliott S. Fisher, and John E. Wennberg, Dartmouth College
www.nber.org/papers/w8395

"Geography and the Debate over Medicare Reform," by John E. Wennberg, Elliott S. Fisher, and Jonathan S. Skinner. Health Affairs (Web exclusive) February 13, 2002.
www.healthaffairs.org/1110_web_exclusives.php

For an overview of Wennberg"s research, and a look at geographic variations in medical spending and outcomes, go to the Dartmouth Atlas, at
www.dartmouthatlas.com

For more on overtreatment of cancer, see "Beyond Mammography, A New Argument About Breast Cancer," by Shannon Brownlee, The New Republic, April 22, 2002.
www.tnr.com/doc.mhtml?i=20020422&s=brownlee042202

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