The $290 Billion Dollar Problem

What does $290 billion look like? $290,000,000,000

According to the New England Healthcare Institute, $290,000,000,000 is what it costs annually because of poor adherence.  $290,000,000,000 in extra doctor visits, extra hospital admissions, extra emergency room visits, extra prescriptions … caused by non-adherence.  Incredible!

Imagine being able to reduce this number.  Not only would healthcare costs decline, but more importantly patients would be healthier … and isn’t that what healthcare is supposed to be all about?

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