Healthcare costs continue to rise at an alarming rate in the United States, yet there are signs the quality of care is not increasing as a result of those costs. In 2009, the Institute of Medicine arranged a series of workshops to gather insight on this problem from physicians, nurses, patients, hospital administrators, health economists, employers, insurers, and others.
- Unnecessary services
- Services inefficiently delivered
- Prices that are too high
- Excess administrative costs
- Missed prevention opportunities
- Medical fraud