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Waste in the U.S. Health Care System: A Conceptual Framework (The Milbank Quarterly)

December 1, 2008

Journal Article

Authors: Tanya G. K. Bentley, Rachel Ballard-Barbash, Kartika Palar, Emmett B. Keeler

This article divides health care waste into administrative, operational, and clinical waste and provides an overview of each. It explains how researchers have used both high-level and sector- or procedure-specific comparisons to quantify such waste, and it discusses examples and challenges in both waste measurement and waste reduction.

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