Nearly everyone agrees, health care costs in the United States are becoming unsustainable. These higher costs not only affect Medicare and Medicaid services but private sector health insurance as well. In an effort to reduce these costs, changes in payment levels, benefit structures and eligibility have been suggested. A less harmful strategy may be to reduce the waste in health care. Catherine Dolf has more in this week’s JAMA Report.
Read Dr. Donald Berwick’s bio here: http://www.hret.org/trust/berwick/index.shtml