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AMA Outlines Initiatives to White House to Help Slow Increases In Health Spending
Date:6/1/2009

a multi-pronged effort to reconcile multiple prescriptions for individual patients being treated by different physicians. This program of medication reconciliation is designed to avoid potential drug interactions and eliminate inappropriate or unnecessary prescriptions.

"Defensive medicine continues to be a major factor in rising costs. We need medical liability reforms that help physicians provide the best care without needing to order additional services to guard against possible lawsuits.

"All Americans can help in the effort to keep health-care costs down. The combination of large-scale national initiatives and efforts by individuals to engage in prevention and wellness efforts is key to reducing spiraling health costs, preventing chronic disease and keeping America healthy."

Editor's Note: Full letter to the White House available here:

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/31/stakeholders-to-obama.pdf


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