The tension between cost containment and the underutilization of effective health services.

@article{Bloom1996TheTB,
  title={The tension between cost containment and the underutilization of effective health services.},
  author={Bernard S. Bloom and A. Mark Fendrick},
  journal={International journal of technology assessment in health care},
  year={1996},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={1-8}
}
One of the common ingredients in all attempts to slow escalating health care costs is to control the utilization of services that provide little or uncertain benefit. To reform existing delivery systems, the organization, provision, and financing of health care need to be evaluated critically. Successful reform requires that more rational methods be used to determine which services to provide. The preferences of physicians, patients, and payers of care do not appear optimal from a societal… CONTINUE READING