Consumer Directed Health Care

Consumer Directed Health Care

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With three decades of experience in a variety of healthcare, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology firms, respected healthcare consultant, Kim Slocum applies a uniquely broad viewpoint to the U.S. healthcare crisis. He discusses how the system has evolved and debunks various myths that continue to persist. Exploring potential solutions, he balances many diverse and conflicting factors, including the movement to make healthcare more patient-centered and the growing trend to transfer significant portions of financial risk to patients via high-deductibles. Slocum closes the book by discussing what a successful consumer-directed system might look like and what steps would be required to make it happen.U.S. Health Care Spending by Age Figure 1.2 Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation2 and CMS Health care ... So while out-of-pocket health care costs are not a concern for all U.S. residents, they do worry an increasing ... It is not necessarily a€œgooda€ or a€œbada€ that the United States spends that much on health care, but it does represent an opportunity cost. Money a€œBaby Howa#39;d We Ever Get This Waya€ a—¾.

Title:Consumer Directed Health Care
Author:Kim Slocum
Publisher:CRC Press - 2008-07-07


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