Patterson, Robefit E.
January 1985
FE: The Magazine for Financial Executives;Jan/Feb1985, Vol. 1 Issue 1/2, p21
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the findings of a survey which reveal that the rising health care costs are putting immense pressure on business enterprises spread across the United States. Financial executives believe that some tough decisions must be taken to contain the rising costs. Health care costs have grown so alarmingly in recent years that they account for the fastest rising expense of doing business in the United States.


Related Articles

  • California employers view health care cost-sharing as double-edged sword. Roszak, Dennis J. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Mar2005, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p68 

    Presents the result of a survey commissioned by the California HealthCare Foundation and conducted by Harris Interactive on the use of employee cost-sharing by employers to control health care costs in the U.S. in 2005. Disadvantages of cost-sharing; Concerns of employers over the impact of...

  • 3/4 of firms mull shifting health-care costs to workers.  // Business Journal (Central New York);8/5/2005 Supplement, Vol. 19, p10B 

    Discusses the findings of a survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which found that half of large U.S. companies say that increased health-care costs have contributed to slower profit growth and as a result, more than three-quarters say they may ask their employees to pay a greater...

  • Medical treatment, costs all over the map: Survey. Kazel, Robert // Business Insurance;2/26/96, Vol. 30 Issue 9, p3 

    Looks at the effect a report detailing medical treatments and costs is likely to have on benefit managers who would rather this information remain private. Who wrote report; Conclusion of researchers at Dartmouth Medical School; Findings from report; Remark from Dr. Elliott S. Fisher. INSET:...

  • Strategies weighed to slow health spending.  // AHA News;2/5/2007, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p6 

    The reports that the strategies of the U.S. government to stop health care spending growth will not improve overall health system performance, according to the Commonwealth Fund report. The report particularly pinpoints strategies that focus on one aspect of health care or shift expenditures...

  • US health spending up; medicare expanded. Catton, Michelle // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/7/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 12, p1545 

    Focuses on the increase in health spending in the U.S. as of June 2005. Projection of the total health spending by 2014; Factors which contributed to the health spending increase; Purpose of legislation on prescription drug coverage.

  • Health coaches: improving employee wellbeing (and containing costs).  // Industrial Safety & Hygiene News;Apr2010, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p12 

    The article offers information on the survey of employers conducted by Towers Watson and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) which shows that U.S. employers are introducing changes in their health care strategy which include giving incentives to healthy employee to minimize health care...

  • Tort Reform in Utah: Disclosure and Apology. Bell, Greg // Utah Bar Journal;Mar/Apr2014, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p12 

    The article discusses the initiative on tort reform taken in the healthcare context in Utah. The topics discussed include the current laws and procedures surrounding medical malpractice in Utah, the non-legal approach followed for resolving medical errors, and the early resolution and disclosure...

  • Pay hike or CEO hikes. Thrall, Teresa Hudson // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Oct2003, Vol. 77 Issue 10, p26 

    Presents the opinions of two experts in hospital management on a case wherein the CEO of a community hospital is threatening to leave if the salary increase he demanded is not granted. Parke Behn, board chairman of Covenant Health System in Waterloo, Iowa; Barbara Johnson of Trustee, Mount...

  • PRICING MEDICARE SERVICES. Baltic, Scott // Managed Healthcare Executive;Nov2013, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p28 

    The article offers information related to the procedure involved in setting payment rates for medical services in the U.S. It mentions that the group of the American Medical Association (AMA), Speciaky Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee, or "RUC" is responsible for helping Medicare...


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics