Network faithful – Here is what we are reading this weekend. The Rand Corporation has produced what looks to be an interesting read on specific strategies to slow the rise in health costs. Looks like raking the leaves will need to wait till next week…
Four strategies to slow the rise in health costs America’s growing health care spending is fueling the federal budget deficit, crowding out state budget priorities, hindering the competitiveness of businesses, and jeopardizing families’ finances. Researchers have outlined four broad strategies to constrain health spending growth:
Foster efficient health providers: Providers must be motivated to focus on patient safety, value rather than volume, and eliminating wasteful and inappropriate care.
Empower consumers: Patients need access to information—and to have a financial interest in their health care decisions.