Global healthcare cost is expected to rise on average by another 7.8%, according to the 2017 Willis Towers Watson Global Medical Trends Survey. In the United States, healthcare alone is expected to rise by 7.5% by the end of the year.

Of the insurers that were surveyed for the study, many blame the increase in cost on inpatient and outpatient medical services, advanced medical technology and the overuse and over prescribing of services.

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