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Title
Containing U.S. health care costs: What bullet to bite?
First Author
Jencks, Stephen F
Date of Pub
1991 Supp.
Pages
1-12
Volume
Supp.
Issue
N/A
Other Authors
Schieber, George J
Abstract
In this article, the authors provide an overview of the problem of health care cost containment. Both the growth of health care spending and its underlying causes are discussed. Further, the authors define cost containment, provide a framework for describing cost-containment strategies, and describe the major cost-containment strategies. Finally, the role of research in choosing such a strategy for the United States is examined.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Cost Control/methods : Cost Sharing : Deductibles and Coinsurance : Efficiency : Health Care Costs/statistics & numerical data/trends : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data/trends : Health Policy/economics : Health Services Research : Hospitals : Medicare/statistics & numerical data : National Health Insurance, United States : Physicians : United States
NTIS Number
PB99-106478