Physicians support quality initiatives that may contain costs

In a survey of about 2,500 U. S. physicians on their perceived role in addressing healthcare costs, they reported having some responsibility to address costs in their practice and expressed general agreement with quality initiatives that may also reduce cost. However, they were less enthusiastic about cost containment involving changes in payment models, according to a study in the July 24/31 issue of JAMA.

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