Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Ann Intern Med - Understanding Rising Health Care Costs

Introducing a Series of Articles
Sox, H. C.
Ann Intern Med 2005 142: 865

The cost of health care is one of the most serious problems facing the United States. Many factors drive health care costs, and their interrelationships are so complex that most people, whether in the health care field or not, do not understand them. Since understanding a problem is an essential step toward solving it, Annals will publish a series of 4 articles on health care costs intended as a touchstone for physicians and the public.

The first of these articles:

High and Rising Health Care Costs.
Part 1: Seeking an Explanation
Bodenheimer T.
Ann Intern Med 2005 142: 847-854