Corpus ID: 8973468

FIRST Eliminating Waste in US Health Care

  title={FIRST Eliminating Waste in US Health Care},
  author={D. Berwick and Andrew Hackbarth},
NO MATTER HOW POLARIZED politics in the United States have become, nearly everyone agrees that health care costs are unsustainable. At almost 18% of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2011, headed for 20% by 2020, the nation’s increasing health care expenditures reduce the resources available for other worthy government programs, erode wages, and undermine the competitiveness of US industry. Although Medicare and Medicaid are often in the limelight, the health care cost problem affects the… Expand
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