US citizens’ use of healthcare services rises

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 17 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2841
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

US citizens’ use of healthcare services and medicines rose slightly last year, ending several years of “self rationing” that drove down use after the recession, according to a new report.1

The report was released by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, a research division of IMS Health, a health industry consulting company, found that patient office visits grew by 2.7% …

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