Show: June 3, 2012:
- Does new drug signify Cystic Fibrosis breakthrough?
- Energy and Sport Drinks Compromise Dental Health
- What is behind the slow growth in health care spending?
- Do unnecessary medical tests violate the “Do No Harm” oath?
- “Chinplants” procedure on the rise
- How can you avoid deep vein thrombosis during air travel?
- What is the solution to fixing our “broken” health care system?
- View all topics for the week
What is behind the slow growth in health care spending?
Interview: Aaron Carroll, M.D., associate professor and vice chair of health policy and outcomes research in the department of pediatrics at IU School of Medicine
The amount of health care spending has grown by a slower rate than expected, less than 4 percent a year in 2009 and 2010, yet this still comprises a large percentage of the GDP. Health care policy specialist Aaron Carroll, M.D., an associate professor of pediatrics at IU School of Medicine, discusses how the recession and other factors, such as hospital-implemented measures, have affected health care expenditures but overall the underlying cause of this halt of growth is unknown.