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Editorial
October 7, 2019

Waste in the US Health Care System

Author Affiliations
  • 1Dr Bauchner is Editor and Dr Fontanarosa is Executive Editor, JAMA
JAMA. 2019;322(15):1463-1464. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.15353

In this issue of JAMA, Shrank and colleagues1 examine the critically important issue of waste in the US health care system. Their Special Communication represents an analytic update of 2 prominent previous analyses on waste in US health care, one by the Institute of Medicine in 20102 and the other by Berwick and Hackbarth in 2012.3

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