What if physicians actually had to control medical costs?

  title={What if physicians actually had to control medical costs?},
  author={Robert H. Brook},
  volume={304 13},
WHAT IF, AT THE BEGINNING OF A YEAR, A PHYsician were to face the following situation? A physician has been told that enough money is available to treat 100 patients who have either condition A or condition B and treating each patient costs US $1000. Based on epidemiological data, the physician is expected to have 100 patients with condition A and 100 patients with condition B during the calendar year. The health benefit of treating patients with condition A is 4 times as great as the health… CONTINUE READING
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