This Viewpoint emphasizes the contribution of capital spending to escalating health care costs, and argues for improved understanding of the ways capital spending planning and investment can deliver important gains in health care value and population health.
This study compares health care costs and outcomes for patients with joint replacement or sepsis before and after implementation of a value-drive outcomes program designed to give physicians information about clinical outcomes, costs, and variation.
This cohort study uses Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project data to compare mortality and health services use among patients hospitalized during an initial emergency department (ED) visit vs those discharged from the ED and hospitalized during a second unscheduled visit.
Gray and coauthors measure associations between American Board of Internal Medicine’s original Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirement and outcomes of care.
This Viewpoint discusses ethical issues related to use of price displays for physicians to help contain US health care costs.
Tilburt and coauthors report results of a survey of US physicians regarding health care cost-containment strategies and personal responsibility for addressing health care costs. In an Editorial, Emanuel and Steinmetz discuss why physicians must take the lead in controlling health care costs.