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

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Choice Behavior
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Fee-for-Service Plans
  • Health Services
  • Medicare

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.

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4314495

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11606-014-3070-z

PubMed ID

  • 25373832

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 221

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 30

number

  • 2