Educating Physicians About Responsible Management of Finite Resources

About 18% of the US gross domestic product is consumed by health care—more than that of any other industrialized country—and that number is expected to increase to 20% by 2020. Physicians are principal gatekeepers who decide when, how, and what health care services are delivered, with some estimates that at least 60% of health care costs are determined or influenced by physicians. […]

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De zorg: hoeveel extra is het ons waard?

Ieder jaar geven we meer geld uit aan zorg Waarom? Wat zijn de gevolgen? Is dat erg? Wat kunnen we hieraan doen? In de afgelopen 60 jaar zijn de zorguitgaven elk jaar fors gestegen: in euro’s, als aandeel van ons nationaal inkomen en als aandeel van de overheidsuitgaven. De verwachting is dat de zorguitgaven ook […]

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Controlling Health Care Expenditures

After a few years of success in controlling the costs of health care, the United States once again faces the challenge of what, if anything, to do about skyrocketing health care expenditures. Dealing with this challenge, which dominated the health policy agenda from the late 1960s until the mid-1990s, will be extremely difficult under any […]

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Charting the Route to High-Value Care

The Role of Medical Education The quest for value in health care has been one with a vague idea of the goal but no clear idea of how to get there. The importance of providing value in medical care has been increasingly recognized, but until recently there has been no map or clear destination. Mapping […]

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How to save costs by reducing unnecessary testing

Status Background: The burden of health care expenditure on national budgets has increased dramatically over the past decade. A pilot study in our hospital demonstrated that many unnecessary diagnostic tests were performed routinely. The aim of this study was to reduce the costs of unnecessary diagnostic tests. Methods: All diagnostic costs between 2006 and 2008 [...] Lees meer
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