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Waste in the US Health Care System

An estimated 25% of health care spending in the United States is waste, and interventions proven to decrease low-value care and poor outcomes could save about 25% of those wasted dollars. In this video, JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner, MD, author William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS, and health policy scientists Karen E. Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH, and Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, discuss the findings and their implications for the US health care system. Click the article links for full study details. This video was revised on February 11, 2020.

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