TITLE

US physicians don't know how much medical tests cost

PUB. DATE
May 2014
SOURCE
PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;May2014, Vol. 702 Issue 1, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study presented at the Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists held on April 26-30, 2014 and published in the May 2014 issue of "Obstetrics and Gynecology" that examined physician knowledge and attitudes on hospital billing costs.
ACCESSION #
95965915

 

Related Articles

  • cracking down on cost outliers. Sackman, Jill E.; Citrin, Levi // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Mar2014, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p58 

    The article focuses on the need for hospitals to develop a systematic approach for identifying patients and physicians who are driving higher costs in their organizations. Topics discussed include the steps toward an integrated approach to managing cost outliers, and the advantage of using a...

  • The Delivery of Medical Care and Institutional Change. Reynolds, B. Larry // Journal of Economic Issues (Association for Evolutionary Economi;Mar89, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p215 

    The increasing cost of medical care is the result of many interrelated factors. The causes for a rising relative cost of medical care include: An aging population that requires more medical care; A belief that life should be extended no matter what the cost; A belief that a "cure" can be found...

  • Hospitals Boost Costs. Wechsler, Jill // Pharmaceutical Executive;Nov2001, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p28 

    Examines the factors that led to increased medical costs in the United States in 2000. Statistics on the increase in healthcare cost in 2000; Impact of the increase in medical costs in 2000 on employer-sponsored healthcare coverage; Factors that led to the decline in pharmaceutical spending in...

  • Closed Vs. Open Intensive Care Unit: Impact Of Full-time Surgical Intensivists. Marini, Corrado P; Russo, Gilberto C.; Nathan, Ira M; McNelis, John; Jurkiewicz, Antoni; Simms, Hank H // Internet Journal of Emergency & Intensive Care Medicine;2002, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p44 

    The intensive care unit remains a large user of hospital resources, accounting for 25% to 30% of hospital costs, representing 1% to 2% of the gross national product despite the fact that intensive care unit beds represent only 5 to 10% of hospital beds. It is well known that a small percentage...

  • COST ANALYSIS FOR HOSPITALS. Rorem, C. Rufus // Accounting Review;Jun30, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p159 

    The purposes and methods of cost analysis which may be applied to hospitals are similar to those which are encountered in business enterprise. It is sometimes assumed that the output of a hospital is homogeneous, that all patients receive essentially the same type of service except for the...

  • But are you willing to travel to Sonora? Rosenblum, Keith // Inside Tucson Business;6/7/2013, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p4 

    The article discusses the price savings in medicine and medical treatments in Hermosillo, Sonora. It outlines the case of a resident in Tucson, Arizona Sandra Richardson who searched online for a surgeon to discuss implanting a prosthetic shoulder and found Doctor Julio Lozano Rascón. It...

  • Gain Sharing Becomes More Viable. Ferman, John H. // Healthcare Executive;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p38 

    The article focuses on gain sharing, which is loosely defined as an arrangement under which a hospital shares with physicians any cost savings achieved through the physicians' participation in a program designed to contain hospital costs. Healthcare executives have long complained about the...

  • MedFacts: An Intelligent Way to Choose Health Care. Charles, Joseph G. // Risk Management (00355593);Nov87, Vol. 34 Issue 11, p28 

    This article provides information on the Medical Information Service developed for employees in the U.S. using a computer database. The database was designed to provide employees with information about physicians' education, board certification and fees, as well as cost and length-of-stay...

  • pay for performance will your hospital be ready? O'Hare, Patrick K. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);May2005, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p46 

    The article discusses cost of medical care according to the performance of healthcare providers and physicians. Although variants of programs linking payment with designated quality outcomes exist, those garnering most interest are colloquially known as "pay for performance." In a...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics