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August 25, 2004

15 ills fuel rocketing health bill

The study "is a focus on the patients who are driving the growth," said the lead author, Ken Thorpe, an Emory health policy expert. "By focusing on a disease-based analysis of spending, we can compare the medical benefits we are purchasing." The cost of health care is an increasingly critical issue for families, employers and policy-makers. Health care is projected to account for 15 percent of gross domestic product in 2004, up from 11 percent in 1987.

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Posted by Tom Troceen


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