Consider Congress’ prohibition against Medicare negotiating drug prices. It’s hard to imagine a better deal than the purchaser allowing the manufacturer to set any price, with the guarantee that the bill will be paid.
“The pervasiveness of inappropriate care is our medical system’s biggest ethical stain. We violate that fundamental medical aphorism ‘First do no harm!’” – William Bestermann, MD
If, on rigorous analysis, a clinic does not return more than it costs and/or can’t demonstrate enhanced health outcomes, what’s the point?
This comprehensive review provides examples of drug pricing that will make you grind your teeth.
Benefits managers’ and CFOs’ rage simmers below the courtesy that modern business practice demands, but that anger foments searches for better solutions in every healthcare niche.
Published Online 6/27/2016 in JAMA Internal Medicine. A couple of months before Elaine died from peritoneal cancer, we hired Anila,
Physicians, like all of us, may have inherent biases that manifest in what treatments they urge for their patients.