The American health care system is in deep trouble and needs a “systemwide transformation,” of which better use of data is a major component toward improvement, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

The report concludes that the health care system is too complex and costly to continue business as usual. Authors contend 30 percent of health care spending in 2009 was wasted, and cite a rough estimate that 75,000 deaths could have been averted in 2005 if every state delivered care at the quality level of the best performing state.

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