Health care expenditures are a major concern of governments in Canada and the United States. Over the past 40 years, a variety of approaches have been used to control costs, including global budgeting, managed competition, cost sharing, and pay for performance. Policy makers recognize that physicians play a central role, with some estimates suggesting that physicians control 80% of health expenditures.1
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