A new study by the Mayo Clinic adds heft to a growing school of thought about reducing health-care costs -- that patients seek less unnecessary care when their own money is at stake…."One of the important elements is how do you get the individual patient to buy in?" said lead researcher Nilay D. Shah, an assistant professor of health services research at the Mayo Clinic. "The results showed that with a relatively small amount of cost sharing, individual patients start thinking about the costs."
Star Tribune, by Jackie Crosby, 11/8/11