Patient Safety

Who’s Responsible for Keeping Healthcare Costs Down?

A recent HealthDay/Harris Poll found that most “Americans now support aggressive regulation to keep health care costs in check — including price caps on drugs, medical devices and payments to doctors and hospitals”.

Christopher P. Molineaux, president and CEO of Pennsylvania Bio, in an opinion piece for Penn Live says that the healthcare insurance system may be a driving force behind costly hospitalizations, emergency room visits and expensive medical procedures, which, coupled with restricted access to treatments, can lead to adherence issues, which leads to reliance on acute care.

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