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Fig. 9 | BMC Health Services Research

Fig. 9

From: Healthcare spending in the State of Louisiana

Fig. 9

Total Medicare Spending versus Hospital Care Intensity Indexes. Depicted is a lack of association between hospital referral region-level care intensity indexes and Medicare Parts A & B spending per 1000 Louisianan Medicare beneficiaries. From left-to-right, the hospital referral regions with the two lowest care intensity indexes are Baton Rouge and Lafayette, respectively. From right-to-left, the referral regionss with the two highest care intensity indexes are Monroe and Shreveport, respectively (Dartmouth Atlas Project, 2014)

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