A good example of this, she said, is the problem of imaging. We have such a high rate of growth in imaging without any clear changes in outcome, she said.
-James C. Denneny III, MD
But Dr. Kane’s primary message to the audience of otolaryngolgists and head and neck surgeons was not to simply lay out the numbers and talk about specific issues of health care reform, but to urge these professionals to play a role in helping to provide more affordable health care with higher quality.
Role of Associations to Help Reform Health Care
Dr. Kane said that associations such as AAO-HNS/F can contribute by focusing on two main areas: medical practices and financial practices within their specialty.