Consumer-driven healthcare could help empty hospital beds

The shift toward consumer-driven healthcare could wind up cutting the number of patients receiving care via the hospital inpatient setting by as much as 40 percent over the long term, according to a new report by the Oliver Wyman consulting firm. The report suggests that as part of "Health Market 2.0," many procedures will shift to the outpatient center, chronic disease management will become much more effective, and consumers will use more widely available price transparency data to cut costs significantly. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare