AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. March 2006, Volume 8, Number 03

Ethics Poll

Controlling the Cost of Medical Care

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

When your physician orders a test (eg, blood count, x-ray) do you ask what it will cost?
How do you mitigate the cost of prescription drugs?
The single initiative that would do most to stabilize health care costs while providing high-quality health care services is:
Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of Virtual Mentor readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.