You get billed separately by laboratories, radiologists, scans, etc. on top of the specialty physicians' expertise. The hospital charges include ludicrous costs for everyday items and every specialty doctor who just stops by to see you.<quoted text>
I have never seen more than one specialist for a problem. I have gone to another specialist when I was unhappy with the first person's care. If this is happening to you, you really need to become pro-active in your care. Especially never pay for the same tests unless the doctor can provide you with a good reason for why it needs to be re-done. I am a pain as I question all services. Cost v benefits.
Yes, there is certain health care costs that can be reduced overall. Such as reducing incidents of malpractice suits or capping, streamline office work for filing claims, etc
There are too many people doing too much unnecessary paperwork, too many people involved with one patient's care, and too many people doing the same job and getting paid up the wazoo at your and my expense.