When it comes to health care waste, employers are all talk, no action
While 57 percent of employers believe that many health services their employees receive are wasteful, most don’t collect or analyze data to track waste.
Employers who do collect and track waste-related data tend to take a more active approach to managing health care, either internally or through a vendor.
Employers are concerned about waste and
inappropriate care in the health care industry, with the total mounting to an estimated $750 billion, but 60 percent of bosses aren’t actively managing the problem.
That’s according to a survey on employers’ perceptions and actions related to waste in the health care system released by the
National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions and Benfield, a part of the Gallagher Human Resources & Compensation Consulting Practice.
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