Medical devices a key driver in skyrocketing healthcare costs, report says

Fri, 09/21/2012 - 11:55am
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Advances in medical technology that replace existing devices with more expensive versions are among the top factors in skyrocketing U.S. healthcare spending, according to the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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Overuse of expensive and unnecessary medtech innovations is among the key drivers of the skyrocketing cost of healthcare in the U.S., according to a new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Studies suggest that by within the next 10 years $1 out of every $5 spent in the U.S. will go toward healthcare, and advances in medical devices are among the top 8 factors in increased spending, the BPC concluded.


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