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Re: Health care costs predict standard of care in the US?

All health care plans, including the NHS, ration care to some extent, based on costs and measured effectiveness per unit of expenditure. They set what procedures, devices and drugs are covered for patients experiencing what conditions and symptoms to which degrees, in an effort to make sure that someone with acute backache does not receive expensive drugs and procedures when perhaps pain relievers and therapy are a more cost-effective answer.

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