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Editorial: Physicians Provide Insight Into Curbing Costs

"Major restructuring of medical care is what's needed to curb" U.S. health care costs, and physicians "around the country are beginning to offer insights into how to do that," according to a San Jose Mercury News editorial that examines a recent American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation report on unnecessary or overused procedures. The editorial states that the report "is intended to start a serious debate on what procedures should be routinely done whether doctors think they're needed or not -- a first step in curbing costs to save money for life-saving procedures people do need."

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