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Bending the Health Care Cost Curve in Missouri: Options for Saving Money and Improving Care

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Publication Date: April 2012

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Topic: Health (Health care financing)

Keywords: health; care; cost; savings

Type: Report

Coverage: Missouri

Abstract:

The increase in health care costs over the past several decades has been both a national and a state-specific issue. Despite many efforts, the overall health care cost growth rate has not significantly slowed. These growing cost pressures require a serious, focused effort to fundamentally restructure the delivery of care and associated spending. This report, commissioned by the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH), is designed to inform a state-level discussion of health care savings opportunities in Missouri.