The effect of cost containment on the practice of cardiology: predictions.

@article{Knoebel1985TheEO,
  title={The effect of cost containment on the practice of cardiology: predictions.},
  author={Suzanne B. Knoebel},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={32C-34C}
}
When health care cost containment is tied to unit pricing, the system may become price-driven rather than care-driven. Although the incentives engendered by unit pricing may not necessarily result in practices detrimental to the young or the patient with relatively pure disease, the potential for adverse effects on the elderly, the poor and the chronically… CONTINUE READING