Attempts to control healthcare costs

Most agree that attempts to control healthcare costs too often have either modest or no success. Other countries have managed to control costs by limiting or rationing some services. Other attempts to control costs involve reducing payments to doctors and providers.

Finally, attempts to address demographic and behavioral factors have had mixed success. Finding a way to change our culture of health and finding transformative approaches to rethinking our health care system remain key challenges facing the health sector. Describe one option to reduce healthcare costs that you believe would be most practical and would not reduce value or standards of care.