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Costs & Payments

Understanding the factors that increase or reduce costs and the ways that payments affect the choices people make can help improve health and health care decision making.

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Government Spending In Health And Nonhealth Sectors Associated With Improvement In County Health Rankings

A growing body of research highlights the role other factors outside the health system play in our health. This article, from the November 2016 Culture of Health Health Affairs issue, finds a meaningful positive relationship between an increase in rank among the County Health Rankings and public spending for a number of social services.
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