Opinion: Managing health care costs through a collaborative approach

January 9, 2012

Category: Nursing News

National health policy experts believe that up to 30 percent of U.S. health-care spending does nothing to improve patient health. Think about that for a moment: Nearly one-third of the $2.5 trillion spent annually for health care is, in effect, wasted. The leading factors contributing to this waste include poor care coordination, redundant diagnostic testing and overtreatment of patients.

In addition, research from the Dartmouth Institute has proved that patients don’t get better, live longer or live healthier as a result of higher use of and higher spending on health-care services. Read More