The Promise of Health Care Cost Containment

Published in: Health Affairs, v. 26, no. 6, Nov./Dec. 2007, p. 1545-1547

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2007

by Alan M. Garber, Dana P. Goldman, Anupam B. Jena

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Today the United States may be on the cusp of changing from a cost-unconscious health care system to one that seeks value. The consequences of adopting a value-based approach to coverage have not been well studied; however, several broad strands of the health literature suggest that spending could be reduced by as much as 30 percent without adversely affecting health.

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