administrative costs

Implementing a Universal Healthcare System Costs Less, Provides Better Care

The U,S. spends more money on administrative costs than anywhere in the world, according to a recent article in Health Affairs.

Honoring a rather unpleasant tradition, the September issue of Health Affairs published yet another peer-reviewed study confirming that administrative costs in the U.S. healthcare system are the highest in the world.

Less Paperwork, More Patient Focus Can Dramatically Improve Care, Expert Says

The Lund Report
Inefficiency continues to plague the medical system, according to Dr. David Reuben director and professor geriatric medicine at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine

November 16, 2011 -- Surveys of doctors show that now more than half think that providing higher-quality medicine may lead to losses in their earning power, a belief that may help explain why an exceptionally high number of patients don’t get recommended care, according to Dr. David Reuben MD, who spoke at the OHSU Foundation for Medical Excellence annual lecture earlier this week.

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