Unformatted text preview: medical spending it comes down to the physicians. For this leadership by physicians is going to be needed on three different levels. First un their practices, physicians can help patients understand when a more conservative path is likely to be as safe as a more intensive and higher-cost path. In their communities, physicians have the credibility to argue against the need for further growth. And physicians can support changes in the health care system that will help their patients and communities get the best possible care at the lowest possible cost. Elliott S. Fisher, M.D., M.P.H., Julie P. Bynum, M.D., M.P.H., and Jonathan S. Skinner, Ph.D. Slowing the Growth of Health Care Costs Lessons from Regional Variation 2009 New England Journal of Medicine . http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/9/849...
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- Spring '09
- health care reform, health care costs