Journal Article Reducing Waste in Health Care
Nicole Cafarella Lallemand
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A recent study by former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator Donald M. Berwick and RAND Corporation analyst Andrew D. Hackbarth estimated that waste may constitute a third of US health spending. This policy brief examines waste in health care that may result from poor delivery of care, failed care coordination, overtreatment, administrative complexity, and uncompetitive pricing. The author concludes with presenting opportunities and challenges associated with efforts to eliminate waste in health care without harming consumers or reducing the quality of care provided.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Federal health care reform Health care delivery and payment Health equity Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Health care systems and managed care plans Medicare
Policy Centers Health Policy Center