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- n. Excessive utilization; overuse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. exploitation to the point of diminishing returns.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. exploitation to the point of diminishing returns
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The standard being set for determining "overutilization" is not directly specified, but implicitly, and sometimes explicitly, depends upon two parameters:
For similar reasons, single payer systems are better at avoiding overutilization.
But there are plenty of services that are not catastrophic in nature, and we should not finance them as they contribute to moral hazard, overutilization, and drive up healthcare costs.
The Pentagon can save $15 billion per year by reinstituting a fairer cost-sharing balance between military retirees and taxpayers, and reducing overutilization and double-coverage.
Therefore, increasing premiums for wealthier seniors is more likely to restrain overutilization than hiking their ... common sense Medicare reforms, like income-adjusted premiums ...will help ensure patients are seeking appropriate care.
Coburn and Burr write that beneficiary premiums, rather than payroll taxes, are more likely to have an impact on helping curb overutilization.
Translation: Our plan's designed to make it unaffordable to get medical care, because that will reduce "overutilization" ... or as the rest of us like to think of it, "medical care."
Health reformers believe we can apply the same theory to health care providers: paying for every single service encourages overutilization and drives up health care costs, allowing the federal government to reimburse for entire episodes of care, bundling payments for certain procedures, and encouraging providers to offer more preventive treatments would not only lower health care spending, but also improve health outcomes (by reducing redundant, unnecessary or harmful treatments).
Will most likely exacerbate the problem of overutilization in myview.
Relying on unelected bureaucrats, such as ObamaCare's Independent Payment Advisory Board, to ratchet down Medicare price controls won't control overutilization.