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Controlling healthcare costs by removing waste: what American doctors can do now

Abstract

Healthcare costs are unsustainable. The authors propose a solution to control costs without rationing (deliberate withholding of effective care) or payment reductions to doctors and hospitals. Three physician-led strategies comprise this solution: reduce (1) overuse of health services, (2) preventable complications and (3) waste within healthcare processes. These challenges know no borders.

  • Healthcare quality
  • patient-centred
  • pay for performance
  • quality of care

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