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Controlling Health Care Cost

An Op-Ed (written by doctors) today in the New York Times (here), discusses how some locales have controlled health care costs better than others with above average quality.  For those following this subject, there was not a lot of new news.  The authors did present a well organized summary of some generally well known approaches.  I was disappointed to find out that their data review found that the areas that they identified as successes averaged 3% annual growth in costs, while the average for the whole country was 3.5%.  While that is a start, we have to do better.