1/3 of Healthcare Costs Are Wasted

by YES! Magazine on Nov 24, 2013 | Views: 244 | Score: 0
Healthcare expenditures that do not improve health30
Healthcare expenditures that do improve health70
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YES! Magazine on Nov 24, 2013 5:24 PM said:

An estimated 30% of healthcare expenditures—or $750 billion—are wasted and do not improve health. The documentary "Escape Fire" shows how our system’s “fee for service” structure prioritizes prescriptions and surgery over less invasive methods. It pays doctors and hospitals not for outcome but for volume—the sheer number of visits, tests, etc. Click to read the article and learn about solutions.