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Stethoscope on money Waste-cutting measures could save $191 billion to $282 billion annually. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Infuriating as medical bills are, particularly the high, out-of-network and surprise bills, it’s even more infuriating to know that waste accounts for approximately a quarter of all health care spending.

According to a JAMA review of 54 peer-reviewed studies, government reports and other information. Two 2012 studies  estimated waste at roughly 30 percent and 34 percent of total health care spending.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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