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Waste Not, Want Not: Promoting Efficient Use of Health Care Resources

Alyna T. Chien, MD, MS; and Meredith B. Rosenthal, PhD
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From Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M12-2866.

Requests for Single Reprints: Alyna T. Chien, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5737; e-mail, alyna.chien@childrens.harvard.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Chien: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5737.

Dr. Rosenthal: Professor of Health Economics and Policy, Department of Health Policy and Management, 677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge Building Room 405, Boston, MA 02115.

Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(1):67-68. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-158-1-201301010-00014
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In this issue, Hussey and colleagues reviewed the limited evidence on the relationship between health care costs and quality and Weeks and colleagues discuss moving from fee-for-service to bundled payments. The editorialists discuss the articles and outline what we need to learn to develop payment models that produce value in health care.

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