TITLE

Beyond the �R Word�? Medicine's New Frugality

AUTHOR(S)
Bloche, M. Gregg
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
New England Journal of Medicine;5/24/2012, Vol. 366 Issue 21, p1951
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the subject of health care rationing in the U.S. According to the author, efforts by elected officials to control medical costs have been hampered by the issue of rationing. He contends that health care can be cheaper and better through state-of-the-art management methods, research on comparative effectiveness and incentives for providers to apply this knowledge. He points out that eliminating only ineffective care is not a long-term solution to rising health care costs.
ACCESSION #
75987853

 

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