Defensive medicine = $210 billion

According to a new analysis:

A lot of the waste is attributed to some favorite bugaboos of efficiency advocates, including ineffective use of information technology ($81-$88 billion), claims processing, ($21-$210 billion) and defensive medicine ($210 billion). Medical errors cost $17 billion and badly-managed diabetes is tied to $22 billion.

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  • Anonymous

    Claims processing has a margin of error of $189 billion? Hell of a study.