Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Methods of Controlling Rising Medical Costs
Slide content:Financing Health Care, Part 2 Summary 2 Lecture d Alternate delivery methods Urgent care & retail clinics New providers Tort Reform Reduction in defensive medicine costs 23
Slide notes:Some additional methods to lower health care expenditures include moving care from the high cost emergency departments found in hospitals to lower cost alternatives, such as urgent care and retail clinics. Additional savings may be achieved by the development of new levels of providers such as the doctor of nursing practice. And finally, tort reform may change the practice patterns of providers by decreasing the need for defensive medicine. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 23