Poll IDs major health cost drivers in the U.S.

03/3/2014 | BeckersASC.com

A survey by The Physicians Foundation revealed 69.1% of responding physicians believe that defensive medicine is a major contributor to rising health care costs in the U.S., while 64.9% said it was the aging population and 59.1% cited pharmaceutical cost. Researchers also found technology and treatment advancement, social conditions and fraud were among the major drivers considered.

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