In retooled healthcare system, who will say no?
The query is emerging as the ultimate challenge in reining in healthcare costs that now consume $2.5 trillion per year, or 16% of the economy: How will tough decisions be made about what to spend money on? The question permeates all levels of medicine, according to the Washington Post: the use of tests that many argue are unnecessary; how early to intervene with common conditions such as heart disease and prostate cancer; how aggressively to treat patients nearing their life's end.
- Two-Midnight Rule Must be Fixed or Replaced, Say Providers
- Don't Underestimate Emotional Intelligence
- The Secret to Physician Engagement? It's Not Better Pay
- Care Coordination Tough to Define, Measure
- Yale New Haven Health Partners with Tenet Healthcare in CT
- Physicians Take SGR Repeal Message to Washington
- Size Matters in Antibiotic Overuse
- CDC Warns of Antibiotic Overuse in Hospitals
- SCOTUS Review of NC Board Case 'A Very Big Deal' to Providers
- 4 Reasons PCMH Principles Aren't Going Away