Elderly won't abandon you to save money

Rose, Joan R.
August 2005
Medical Economics;8/5/2005, Vol. 82 Issue 15, p18
Trade Publication
Compares the percentage of older patients and working-age Americans who are willing to limit their choice of physicians and hospitals to save on out-of-pocket medical costs in the U.S. Number of adults unwilling to limit provider choice; Acceptance of trade-off; Presentation of the result of the study by the Center for Studying Health System Change.


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