MPBN writes within the U.S., Maine ranks number two for the amount of money spent on on healthcare per person. But, according to a report recently released, that has not led to a corresponding increase in the quality of care. An advisory panel to the governor has found that three quarters of hospital emergency room visits in Maine are avoidable.
- Health Care Cost Drivers in Maine, Report to the Legislature
from the Advisory Council on Health Systems Development, April 2009