Monday, September 12, 2011

Now this is interesting...

I find the study noted below to be both interesting and conflicting. As a long time union member, I support the right of workers to get what is coming to them - but perhaps over-inflated fees for doctors needs to be studied a bit more. You can read more on this HERE.
The study, being published Thursday in the journal Health Affairs, found that the incomes of primary care doctors and orthopedic surgeons were substantially higher in the United States than in other countries. Moreover, it said, the difference results mainly from higher fees, not from higher costs of the doctors' medical practice, a larger number or volume of services or higher medical school tuition.
Such higher fees are driving the higher spending on doctors' services, the study concluded.

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