Sunday, February 20, 2011

Atul Gawande on Cutting Health Care Costs

The January 24th issue of the New Yorker had a very interesting story on some pilot programs to cut health care costs. "Hot spotters," by Atul Gawande highlights two programs in New Jersey among his examples. These programs focus on the few individuals who spend the most on health care, driving up the costs for everyone in the enrollment group. Each program he looks at has lowered health care costs by double digits in a few years time.

Definitely worth a read.

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