[...] 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).
The Messy Politics of Health Care George Vradenburg Tikkun; Sep/Oct 2009; 24, 5; Docstoc pg. 6 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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