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Healthcare Trends in America 2010

Potential Savings from Improvements in Healthcare Quality and Safety

Quality and safety initiatives can help reduce unnecessary medical spending, estimated at more than $400 billion annually or 16 percent of healthcare spending.

Related Information: Blue Surgical Safety ChecklistSM, Blue Distinction®

Source: PricewaterhouseCooper's Health Research Institute (2009) The Price of Excess: Identifying Waste in Healthcare Spending.