A.T. Kearney Procurement & Analytic Solutions - Mending the Broken Link in Healthcare: A New Approach to Sourcing Durable Medical Equipment

According to the 2010 National Healthcare Expenditure Data, U.S. healthcare costs have more than tripled, increasing from $714 billion in 1990 to $2.3 trillion in 2008.

All stakeholders, the healthcare industry, government, doctors and consumers, agree that the solution to controlling this acceleration in spending is through the implementation of improved cost reduction strategies and practices. Finding the right solutions remains a challenge for all involved parties: U.S. Federal and State governments are aggressively working on new legislation to expand healthcare coverage to more Americans; consumers seek policies, treatments, and medications that satisfy their long term needs at agreeable price points; providers want solutions that reduce operating cost, spend, and liabilities....

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