Reducing the Cost of Healthcare
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2024 | Viewed by 1534
Healthcare costs are an increasing burden on governments, consumers and third-party payers in the US and most other countries. Inefficient allocation of resources to healthcare services, and inefficient production, can significantly reduce the value of healthcare for society. Few approaches have been shown to target inefficiency, control excess spending and ensure access to high-value services.
We invite articles that describe the challenges and difficulties in controlling healthcare costs from theoretical or practical perspectives. We also invite articles that propose or evaluate policies or practices intended to reduce healthcare costs. We welcome submissions on the following topics:
- Approaches to controlling costs from a patient, clinician and community or system perspectives;
- Conceptual and empirical papers providing a new lens on healthcare costs and spending;
- Experiences of cost and efficiency involving underserved or disadvantaged populations and the providers or programs that serve them;
- Examples of improvement efforts that engage patients and/or clinicians for greater efficiency, with translation to policy and practice;
- Identifying ways that patient-centered care can reduce costs in the short or long term.
Dr. Christopher Tompkins
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