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Are doctors passing the buck on healthcare costs?
Los Angeles Times

Physicians are concerned about skyrocketing healthcare costs — but most don’t think they have “major responsibility” for reducing those costs, according to survey results released Tuesday. Mayo Clinic researcher Dr. Jon C. Tilburt and colleagues polled 2,556 doctors on healthcare costs in 2012, asking them to gauge their level of responsibility for controlling costs — as well as others’ responsibility.

More than half of respondents said that trial lawyers, health insurance companies, hospitals and health systems, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers and patients had a major responsibility for cutting costs.