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Resource ID: #27124
Subject: Health Care
Source: Wall Street Journal (New York)
Date: Feb. 18, 2015; Aug. 17, 2015; April 16, 2015; March 16, 2015; June 9, 2015



“Calculated Care” is The Wall Street Journal's investigation into the hidden ways financial incentives, rather than medical need, can shape the care that patients receive in America's health-care institutions. This project combined sophisticated data analysis with shoe-leather reporting to reveal business practices that are endemic to our health-care system—but that only became apparent through the plumbing of government data not readily available to the public. These practices cost the tax-payer-funded Medicare system billions of additional dollars without clear benefit to patients—and, as the Journal's reporting showed, even to their detriment.

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