Group of surgeons in scrubs and masks Surgical costs represent 34% of employers' total spend, yet most of the cost-reduction solutions relied on by many are not containing these expenditures.

Recent reports indicating that overtreatment wastes up to $101 billion per year in the United States and that surgical volumes are expected to increase 5% into 2023 compared to pre-pandemic levels have resulted in questions about how employers perceive their overall surgical spending.

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