The New York Times, in a Jonathan Cohn Op-ed, Now Comes the Hard Part, writes (03/26/10):

BENDING THE CURVE Dozens of new initiatives are intended to control, or at least reduce, the cost of medical care. But most of them require work to get up and running…. we can’t start paying for treatments more intelligently without better information about what drugs and procedures do work, not to mention which ones doctors and hospitals already use.