The big elephant in the room in health care is our dramatically high medical costs. Indeed, you can read almost everywhere about why they are so high, and what we can do from a more “global” perspective to address them.
But when we consider the influence that primary care providers have on individual cost decisions, a lot of work can be done. So what can WE do, especially when basic cost information can be nearly impossible to find? One organization is providing a way to monitor providers’ costs, much in the same way that we follow various quality metrics. Read more about their efforts here in the Harvard Business Review.