MASSDEVICE ON CALL — U.S. thought-leaders are focused on means of improving efficiency and cutting costs while increasing access to health care, according to the latest New England Healthcare Institute Innovation Barometer.
A national survey of 500 opinion leaders found that nearly 40% ranked waste and inefficiency in the federal government as the top priority in efforts to balance the federal budget and improve the U.S. economy.
"Controlling health care costs" followed close behind with 33% of the vote.
More than 40% ranked "access for all Americans" as the most important innovation challenge for health care and 54% reported in favor of government action to improve the health care system, according to the report.
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