Berwick and Hackbarth reported a classification of waste categories in healthcare.
(1) overtreatment and/or low-value care
(2) failures of care coordination
(3) failures in execution of care processes
(4) administrative complexity
(5) pricing failures
(6) fraud and abuse
The estimated cost is at least 20% of total health care expenditures.
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