A woman in her 60s presented to the emergency department with palpitation and dyspnea. Her blood pressure was 154/78 mm Hg, her pulse was 184 beats per minute, and the arrhythmia did not respond to adenosine. What is your diagnosis?
This study investigated changes in colonoscopy-related spending and complications before and after institution of an insurer policy that forced cost sharing for use of higher-priced services.
This Special Communication proposes inclusive shared savings, an alternative method to control medical costs that retains physicians’ incentives for providing lower-cost but otherwise equivalent interventions through the shared savings model and extends the shared savings to patients.