Containing U.S. health care costs: What bullet to bite?
Jencks, Stephen F
Date of Pub
Schieber, George J
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.
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