The purpose of this project is to analyze and compare differences in costs per hospital admission between the United States and Canada. The study will examine the factors contributing to the differences in cost at three levels: (1) U.S. hospitals compared to Canadian hospitals; (2) California hospitals compared to Ontario hospitals; and (3) a university hospital and a community hospital in California compared to similar institutions in Ontario. It is expected that the results will provide policymakers with insights as to the desirability and feasibility of adapting potential cost-saving aspects of the Canadian hospital model in the U.S. At least one major paper is expected to be prepared for publication in either JAMA or NEJM.
Amount Awarded $43,572.00
Awarded on: 4/18/1991
Time frame: 6/1/1991 - 5/31/1992
Grant Number: 18053