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Format: 04/20/2014
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Opinion Editorial: De-fragging health care

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Few would disagree that the fragmented American system of delivering and paying for health care is dysfunctional. Physicians and hospitals get paid by the office visit, hospital admission or diagnostic test, and nobody is held economically responsible for the outcome of patient care from start to finish.

By next year, a little-noticed provision of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 ("Obamacare" to its critics) may begin to bring accountability to a system with few checks and balances -- if enough health care providers are willing and able to participate.

 

To read more, visit the Post-Gazette web site.

 

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