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US Healthcare Spending Waste, Unnecessary Cost, and Fraud

By Claire Thayer, November 5, 2014

The United States spends almost $3.8 trillion annually on healthcare – or 18% of GDP. Of this amount, almost one-third of healthcare spending is estimated to be attributed with waste, unnecessary services and fraud. MCOL’s infoGraphoid this week highlights some of the major types of waste, estimated number of unnecessary surgeries, new healthcare fraud investigations and more:

MCOL’s weekly infoGraphoid is a benefit for MCOL Basic members and released each Wednesday as part of the MCOL Daily Factoid e-newsletter distribution service – find out more here.

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