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5 top ways hospitals are cutting costs

Reducing health care costs is going to take a multi-prong approach. Here are the top five ways the industry is expected to respond.

Between the sluggish economy and the impact of health care reform, the coming years are going to require a lot of changes from the health care industry in general and hospitals in particular. Kaiser Health News polled industry experts for their predictions on the top five trends to watch:

  1. Mergers and consolidations
  2. Reduced readmissions
  3. Comparative effectiveness research
  4. Care coordination
  5. Collaborative communication

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