While health care has become one of the leading policy concerns of the American public, cost containment has emerged as the most prominent underlying factor.
Components of health care cost escalation include societal problems, consumer demand, an aging population, the technology explosion, administrative inefficiencies, the malpractice crisis, fraud and abuse, the lack of health promotion and disease prevention, the rising number of uninsured, and regulatory issues.
The three major categories of health reform proposals, with characteristic cost containment features, are discussed.
A comprehensive listing of available cost containment interventions is summarized in ten categories.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Politique régulation, Contrôle coût, Diminution coût, Economie santé, Homme, Etats Unis, Réforme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Regulation policy, Cost control, Cost lowering, Health economy, Human, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0175449
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.