Cost sustainability

Jain, Manoj; Frist, Bill
May 2013
Modern Healthcare;5/20/2013, Vol. 43 Issue 20, p26
Trade Publication
The author comments on the decline in health care spending in the U.S. The rise in health care expenditures has remained at 3.1% for the last three years. Two studies point that the decrease in health care spending was due to the economic downturn. According to two other studies, the reasons for the decline are less rapid development of imaging technology and new drugs, greater provider efficiency, and increased patient cost sharing.


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