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I am an RN in a cardiac surgical ICU. In my experience, most physicians work very hard and long hours and have quite a bit more liability exposure than most RNs. As one person said, 6% of health care spending is on MD compensation.
One person said Portland's cost #s were low in the spectrum between McAllen ($15,000) and El Paso($7500)/year medicare dollars/capita. I am curious what Portland area's actual number is. Do you have that data?
I see two areas where we could save money in health care, being a bit more juditious with tests, scans, etc. and also as the LeapFrog group cited years ago to emphasize doing major procedures at places with high volume. The expertise and repetition of a high volume center makes has better outcomes as well cost control.
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