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Afflictions in the healthcare system

12 Aug

Drug sales are hospitals’ second biggest source of revenue, and many offer incentives that can lead doctors to overprescribe or link doctors’ salaries to the money they generate from prescriptions and costly diagnostic tests. Some pharmaceutical companies offer additional under-the-table inducements for prescribing drugs, doctors and experts say.

via Hospitals Are Battlegrounds of Discontent – NYTimes.com.

Read the entire article, its actually not about the United States, it’s about China.  Although at least this portion applies equally to our healthcare delivery system in the United States.

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