U.S. may see slower growth in health costs in 2014, report projects

06/19/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A PricewaterhouseCoopers report estimates lower overall increases in health care costs in 2014, indicating the nation's recent slowdown in medical expenditures may become a trend. Patients seeking less-costly services and hospitals facing penalties for high readmission rates were among the factors cited that could drive reductions in medical expenses next year, researchers said.

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