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Forecasts estimate that, without intervention, US health care expenditures will rise by 5.8% annually until 2022, outpacing economic growth by as much as one percentage point each year. The Economist Intelligence Unit focuses on a promising approach for containing costs while also improving outcomes for patients. Since more and more nations are opting for “value-based” methods as the strategy of choice for health care delivery, getAbstract recommends this fact-filled overview of the field.

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Though governments are striving to reduce spending, global health care costs will grow by 5% annually until 2019, reaching almost $9 trillion. Several nations, including the United States and Germany, are shifting from traditional methods of health care to new “value-based” models, which maximize “outcomes over cost.” A value-based approach reimburses providers based on results rather than volume of service. As well as meeting high regulatory standards, a value-based system requires new drugs to prove their effectiveness vis-à-vis offerings already on the market. This method prices drugs and treatments according to their impact. It keeps...


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