US Healthcare spending slowing down

According to a report in Health Affairs, US health care spending in 2009 slowed to an increase of only 4%. Although still an annual increase, this is the lowest growth rate in decades, attributed to lower spending by private health insurance companies and consumers (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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  1. RESP Canada on January 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm

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