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Choosing Wisely Newsletter, February 2020

Choosing Wisely Newsletter, February 2020

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New approaches needed to advance Choosing Wisely

Canadian researchers say new approaches are needed to advance the aims of Choosing Wisely and reduce overuse in practice. Evidence indicates that making lists of recommendations and stimulating awareness are insufficient by themselves to drive practice change. Influencing the established practice of doctors requires much more than a voluntary effort of specialty societies. Complex cultural, […]

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Assessing low-value care practices in the Netherlands

This recently published study looked at general practice and hospital routinely collected data in order to understand the volume and variation of selected low-value care practices. The analysis used billing claims from health care providers for 3.5 million Dutch inhabitants. Three low-value practices were looked at: general practice ordering of imaging for low-back pain in […]

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