The Messy Politics of Health Care

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George Vradenburg
Tikkun; Sep/Oct 2009; 24, 5; Docstoc
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Description: [...] cost-shifting: reduce the costs in some parts of the system to pay for increased costs elsewhere. [...] changing incentives: move reimbursements from a "fee-for-service" model (i.e., the more tests you take, the more the physician or hospital is paid) to payments for "outcomes" (i.e., prevention and wellness, and whether the patient got better or lived longer).
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