Physician-patient talks changing as costs become focus

08/3/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

Discussions between patients and physicians are expected to change as the U.S. focuses on stemming the rapid rise of health care costs. Conversations will focus not only on treatment options but also on how much they cost and the various benefits and risks. One expert says doctors should discuss all options, including doing nothing, and patients should be forthcoming about what they do or don't want to do.

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