Cost-Consciousness: An Essential Physician Competency

Nick Vailas

Posted 3/05/12 on Healthcare Transparency Now

Only very recently has the medical profession begun to change a professional culture that perpetuates an “evasion of cost consciousness.”

As a Harvard Medical School student recently remarked on a blog, doctors are clueless about the cost of the care.  Physicians must start educating themselves about the economics of their patient care methods. This will require a culture shift.

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