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Choosing Wisely: Prevalence and Correlates of Low-Value Health Care Services in the United States

Choosing Wisely: Prevalence and Correlates of Low-Value Health Care Services in the United States Identifying and measuring low-value health services is a prerequisite for improving quality and eliminating waste. Our findings suggest that the delivery of wasteful and potentially harmful services may be a fruitful area for further research and policy intervention for HRRs with higher per-capita spending. These findings should inform action by physicians, health systems, policymakers, payers and consumer educators to improve the value of health care by targeting services and areas with greater use of potentially inappropriate care. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of General Internal Medicine Springer Journals

Choosing Wisely: Prevalence and Correlates of Low-Value Health Care Services in the United States

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Society of General Internal Medicine
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Internal Medicine
ISSN
0884-8734
eISSN
1525-1497
DOI
10.1007/s11606-014-3070-z
pmid
25373832
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Abstract

Identifying and measuring low-value health services is a prerequisite for improving quality and eliminating waste. Our findings suggest that the delivery of wasteful and potentially harmful services may be a fruitful area for further research and policy intervention for HRRs with higher per-capita spending. These findings should inform action by physicians, health systems, policymakers, payers and consumer educators to improve the value of health care by targeting services and areas with greater use of potentially inappropriate care.

Journal

Journal of General Internal MedicineSpringer Journals

Published: Nov 6, 2014

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