|December 2012 · Vol. 24, No. 12
Let’s go “back to basics”
to help our country
reduce health-care costs
Video commentary from Ronald T. Burkman, MD
Ronald T. Burkman, MD
Dr. Burkman is Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. He is Former Editor-in-Chief of The Female Patient.
“How can we as physicians tackle the problem of reducing wasteful health-care spending?” asks Dr. Ronald Burkman. For one, we can stop using advanced testing without a solid understanding of its limitations. We can also refrain from replacing a thorough physical exam and history with expensive tests. “We need to go back to the basics of how physicians are trained.”
Hear what Dr. Burkman offers as ways to change the trend.
This video was produced by OBG Management.
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