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Reduce Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Health Care: Fact Sheet


This fact sheet describes the problems and highlights some of the solutions to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse in health care. It addresses the following topics:
  • What is the problem?
  • Eliminating fraud and abuse: What's at stake?
  • How much does wasteful spending cost?
  • Wasteful spending and conflicts of interest
  • What can be done?
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  • Release Date: 07/2009
  • Original Summary: 03/2010
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Last updated: April 14, 2010.