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Teaching Value: Medical Educators Need to Take Charge and Help Deflate Medical Bills
The Health Care Blog

At a time when one in three Americans report difficulty paying medical bills, up to $750 billion is being spent on care that does not help patients become healthier. Although physicians are routinely required to manage expensive resources, traditional medical training offers few opportunities to learn how to deliver the highest quality care at the lowest possible cost. While the gap is glaring the problem is not new. In 1975, the department of medicine at Charlotte Memorial Hospital initiated a system to monitor medical costs generated by house officers.