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Massachusetts Wastes Third of Health Spending, Report Says
The Wall Street Journal

More than a third of health-care spending may be wasteful in Massachusetts, where costs are among the highest in the nation, a state report released on Wednesday said.

Main drivers of excess spending included patients returning to hospitals for preventable reasons and emergency-room visits that better primary care could have warded off, the state’s Health Policy Commission concluded, citing 2012 data.

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