Report: Wasteful Health Care Spending Up In Mass.

January 9, 2014 3:39 PM
Report: Wasteful Health Care Spending Up In Mass.
" BOSTON (AP) — A new report is estimating that nearly four out of every 10 dollars spent on health care in Massachusetts is doing little to improve the lives of patients.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

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The report by the Health Policy Commission said between 21 percent and 39 percent of health care expenditures in 2012 could be considered wasteful.

In dollars, that translates into between $14.7 billion and $26.9 billion.

The study defined wasteful spending as health care expenditures that could be eliminated without harming consumers or reducing the quality of care "

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