SPOTLIGHT: Rising care costs tied to technical advances

Technical advances have done much to help clinicians improve their care for patients. However, they've also added a great deal of cost to the system. In a recent report, the Government Accountability Office argues that given how expensive some medical technologies are to purchase and use, U.S. providers ought to do more of a cost-benefit analysis before those technologies go into common use. Right now, that rarely happens, the agency contends. Article

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