"The “Best Care at Lower Cost” report says that waste, fraud and other inefficiencies are costing an estimated $765 billion a year – an amount greater than the entire budget of the Department of Defense. The report also said too many patients are suffering harm, and it’s now recognized that infections and complications that were once considered routine can now be prevented with an evidence-based approach to medicine." Marshall Allen, via ProPublica Patient Harm Community on facebook.
via Institute of Medicine of the National Academies:
Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America Report Released:September 6, 2012
Topics:Quality and Patient Safety, Health Services, Coverage, and Access
Activity:The Learning Health Care System in America
"In the face of these realities, the IOM convened the Committee on the Learning Health Care System in America to explore these central challenges to health care today. The product of the committee’s deliberations, Best Care at Lower Cost, identifies three major imperatives for change: the rising complexity of modern health care, unsustainable cost increases, and outcomes below the system’s potential." more here