Frakt Outlines Major Study on Health Spending

January 11, 2020

Austin Frakt in a recent article highlights some of the key findings in a study published Monday, Jan. 6, in JAMA. The study found about some 20-25 percent of health spending in the U.S. is wasteful.

“There are two basic ways of tackling it, by focusing narrowly on specific types of patients or on the system as a whole,” Frakt writes. “The patient-centered approach starts with this fact: A relatively small group of patients — 5 percent — account for half of all health spending.”

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