Infographic: Healthcare Waste

Thursday, November 8th, 2012
This post was written by Patricia Donovan

Thirty cents of every dollar spent on U.S. healthcare — a total of $750 billion — was wasted in 2009 on unnecessary services, excessive administrative costs, fraud and other problems, according to the prestigious Institute of Medicine. This infographic released by PBS Newshour illustrates what the United States could buy with the $750 billion wasted annually on healthcare.

Healthcare Waste
Courtesy of: PBS NewsHour

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