Accession Number:

ADA160559

Title:

Constraining National Health Care Expenditures. Achieving Quality Care at an Affordable Cost.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

317.0

Abstract:

This report explores the debate over health care cost containment, examines the options available, and directs attention to the key issues facing the nation in containing health spending. Rising health expenditures were the impetus for the development of these issues of equal importance, however, was the potential impact of cost controls on access to and quality of health care. The issues we identified relate to the impact of the supply of certain health resources on expenditures, alternative methods of delivering care cost-effectively, ways of reducing inappropriate utilization of the system, and more efficient methods of paying for health care.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE