It’s 2012. Let’s Recap

Tom Emerick

Posted 1/02/11 on Cracking Health Costs

Let’s hit a few highlights of 2011.  In Cracking Health Costs we described certain…um…scary trends in health care in the US:

  • US spending on health care is lapping our peer countries while our life expectancy is declining comparatively.  This is a major drain on our economy and is costing us jobs.
  • We have a huge amount of unnecessary surgery and testing.  It’s getting worse, not better.  (Read The Treatment Trap by Rosemary Gibson and Janardan Prasad Singh for real life examples.)
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