Friday, September 7, 2012

What does $750 billion in wasted spending look like?

Here is an infographic (I know) from the Institute of Medicine who just released this report. According to it, we are wasting $750 billion annually in unnecessary healthcare costs, and here is the breakdown. Note the ~$250 billion on overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Now,what are we going to do about it?

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