Leading the Rounds

Healthcare 101: What is Medical Waste and How Can You Clean it Up?

August 17, 2020 Caleb Sokolowski & Peter Dimitrion Season 1 Episode 9
Leading the Rounds
Healthcare 101: What is Medical Waste and How Can You Clean it Up?
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Leading the Rounds
Healthcare 101: What is Medical Waste and How Can You Clean it Up?
Aug 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 9
Caleb Sokolowski & Peter Dimitrion

The United States Ranks #1 in Healthcare spending, reaching nearly 18% of our GDP or $3.8 trillion. There are a number of reasons for this huge spending and we hope to explore this further in our episodes on the business of healthcare. Today we’re talking about waste in healthcare delivery. It is estimated that 25% of healthcare spending can be attributed to one form of waste or another. Today we talk about what medical waste looks like, what others have suggested as solutions, and why it's important- as medical trainees- to be on the lookout for areas of waste or inefficiency.

If you want more information about us or our podcast, you can visit leadingtherounds.com

Show Notes

The United States Ranks #1 in Healthcare spending, reaching nearly 18% of our GDP or $3.8 trillion. There are a number of reasons for this huge spending and we hope to explore this further in our episodes on the business of healthcare. Today we’re talking about waste in healthcare delivery. It is estimated that 25% of healthcare spending can be attributed to one form of waste or another. Today we talk about what medical waste looks like, what others have suggested as solutions, and why it's important- as medical trainees- to be on the lookout for areas of waste or inefficiency.

If you want more information about us or our podcast, you can visit leadingtherounds.com