Why Does the US Overinvest in Technology? The Curious Case of MRI Scanners
Cost & Quality
Zack Cooper, Yale University
Jan 01, 2019 - Dec 31, 2023
Summary of the Project:
While new technological advances can lead to improvements in health care, rapid unchecked adoption of these technologies is also a leading driver of growth in U.S. health care spending. This study will use a mix of public- and private-sector health care claims to estimate a structural model of MRI market entry, pricing and market share. Model parameters will be used to simulate the impacts of possible policies to constrain overinvestment, and findings will be generalized beyond the MRI setting to consider adoption of other types of health care technology.