Cover: Do Physicians Need a "Shopping Cart" for Health Care Services?

Do Physicians Need a "Shopping Cart" for Health Care Services?

Published In: JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, v. 307, no. 8, Feb. 2012, Viewpoint, p. 791-792

Posted on rand.org Feb 1, 2012

by Robert H. Brook

The technology of the ubiquitous electronic shopping cart could be adapted to help physicians understand the cost of the services they order for patients, and possibly change the mix and total costs of the products in the cart.

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