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Spending on low-value services slowed from 2014 to 2016
Modern Healthcare

Spending growth on five well-known low-value healthcare services declined slightly from 2014 to 2016, according to a new report.

The analysis, published this week by consultancy Altarum and funded by the PhRMA Foundation, found spending growth on five low-value services decreased on average by 1.7% annually over the two-year period. By comparison, total commercial insurance spending increased by 6.6% on average over the same time frame.