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Fancy Doesn’t Always Have to Cost More

Posted By Jill Greenberg On January 17, 2008 @ 9:40 am In Personal Health | No Comments

The New York Times editorial board has an interesting blog posting [1] about one of the ways we can start lowering health care costs. It’s a fancy term – comparative effectiveness – but it essentially means giving people the ability to research medical treatments to determine which one gives us more bang for our health care buck.
It’s a good idea considering that we already know our costs aren’t rising because people are getting older; they’re rising because of pricey new technologies and services. Why not find out which of those are really worth the sticker price before we pull out the checkbook?


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[1] an interesting blog posting: http://theboard.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/a-promising-way-of-containing-out-of-control-medical-spending/

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