The Wasteland

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A third of the close to three trillion dollars spent on health care in the US is wasted.

Here's how:

  • Mismanaged patients, especially those with chronic conditions, end up in the hospital far too often, when they shouldn't.

  • Patients are readmitted to hospitals after they leave at an alarming rate, sometimes because there was an error, and sometimes because they aren't taken care of when they leave.

  • Far too many expensive and unnecessary tests are done every day

  • There's a bloated bureaucracy that eats up 10 to 20 cents on every dollar spent

  • And there's a lot of fraud

Bottom line: We could keep spending at current levels for a decade and every American would still get the care they need.

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