McAllen and Grand Junction: Spending varies widely at end of life
By Colorado Public News Staff
Feb 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Medicare spending in the last two years of life shows the dramatic differences between McAllen, Tex., and Grand Junction, Colo. McAllen has the highest-cost and lowest-quality care in the nation while Grand Junction is ranked among cities with the lowest cost and highest quality.
The Hospital Care Intensity (HCI) Index shows how much local health care providers rely on acute care hospitals in managing chronic illness.