Reasonable Health System Costs

Patients have a stake in addressing the rise in health system costs and should be at the table when these issues and solutions to them are being discussed. Containing health care costs without jeopardizing access to care and quality of care is complex, and all stakeholders should be part of designing solutions. Pilot studies, demonstration projects and other innovations are on-going but need to be scaled up. The challenge is finding ways to lower costs, increase quality and still encourage innovation.