posted by Ruth on .
Idnetify and describe three causes for
the increasing costs of health care.What impact does each of these causes have on society?
Litigation prevention and insurance costs for medical providers.
Expanded use of complex technology to diagnosis and treat disease.
"overhead" costs for developing drugs, including development, testing, field testing, marketing, advertising, and litigation expenses.
Increasing fixed costs for hospital rooms (we used to have large wards).
Insurance costs and profits for Private insurance companies. In some instances, about half of what folks pay insurance companies stays in the company, and never goes to health providers.
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