As of 2021, US health care expenditures exceed $3.8 trillion. It’s no secret that health care is nearly as wasteful in spending on value defects—behaviors that needlessly reduce quality, negatively impact the patient experience, or add to total costs of care—as it is in delivering clinical benefits.
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Healthcare reform should hinge on improving value, reducing waste, and bettering the health outcomes of patients. The Schaeffer Center is a pioneer in posing solutions to enhance the value of healthcare services and expand their reach.