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Health care costs: Patients have a responsibility

Editor’s note: How do you design a system and the proper incentives to engage people to make the right life style choices and follow through on doing the right thing?

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Prescription noncompliance costs U.S. $290B a year
A new study found patients who don’t comply with prescription drug regimens recommended by their physicians cost the U.S. health care system about $290 billion a year. The New England Healthcare Institute data showed one-third to one-half of patients don’t properly follow prescription orders, which can put patients at risk of illness and hospitalization. Modern Healthcare (free registration)

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August 12, 2009 - Posted by | Accountability, healthcare | ,

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