Controlling healthcare costs by removing waste: What American doctors can do now

Stephen J. Swensen, Gary S. Kaplan, Gregg S. Meyer, Eugene C. Nelson, Gordon C. Hunt, David B. Pryor, Jed I. Weissberg, Jennifer Daley, Gary R. Yates, Mark R. Chassin

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Abstract

Healthcare costs are unsustainable. The authors propose a solution to control costs without rationing (deliberate withholding of effective care) or payment reductions to doctors and hospitals. Three physician-led strategies comprise this solution: reduce (1) overuse of health services, (2) preventable complications and (3) waste within healthcare processes. These challenges know no borders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)534-537
Number of pages4
JournalBMJ Quality and Safety
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

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  • Health Policy

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    Swensen, S. J., Kaplan, G. S., Meyer, G. S., Nelson, E. C., Hunt, G. C., Pryor, D. B., Weissberg, J. I., Daley, J., Yates, G. R., & Chassin, M. R. (2011). Controlling healthcare costs by removing waste: What American doctors can do now. BMJ Quality and Safety, 20(6), 534-537. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs.2010.049213