How the U.S. Can Reduce Waste in Health Care Spending by $1 Trillion

14 Oct 2015 10:46 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

Harvard Business Review | Nikhil Sahni, Anuraag Chigurupati, Bob Kocher, MD, David M. Cutler | October 13, 2015

During the presidential campaign, Americans will be bombarded with proposals to improve the U.S. health care system in ways big and small that would either build on or radically revamp the Affordable Care Act (ACA). All will claim to reduce costs and improve quality. In order to accomplish this, proposals will largely focus on what is termed “wasteful spending” in health care, spending not associated with improved quality that, by some estimates, accounts for over one-fourth of total health care spending.

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