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Thursday, June 26, 2014

PricewaterhouseCoopers: Healthcare Costs Will Increase 6.8 Percent in 2015

Healthcare costs will rise 6.8 percent next year, following a 6.5 percent increase this year, according to a study from consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

As for the factors that will push prices higher, the study cited the "economic upswing," specialty drugs, physician employment and information technology investments.

When it comes to the economy, "more confident consumers are visiting doctors and the number of people delaying care has notably declined," the report stated.


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