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Physician Practice Perspective, November 1, 2004

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Healthcare inflation is rising at two to three times the rate of general inflation. Government and payer managed-care systems have not lowered healthcare costs. Instead, to reduce premiums, employers now pass on more cost to their employees. With consumers paying more, a major shift toward meeting consumer rather than government or payer standards will take place within the next decade. The emphasis: holding the line or lowering costs.

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