As medical spending in the United States tops $6.5 billion per day, the nation needs to focus more on getting good value for our money, according to a report from Community Catalyst, Getting What We Pay For: Reducing Wasteful Medical Spending. As much as 30 percent of health care spending is wasted and could be eliminated without the nation’s health suffering at all. The big targets include overuse, underuse and misuse of medical care. By starting to address these problems, we can save money and improve quality at the same time. The report analyzes the problems and suggests ways that advocates and policymakers can work for change.
Read the report here.