Design and use of performance measures to decrease low-value services and achieve cost-conscious care.

@article{Baker2013DesignAU,
  title={Design and use of performance measures to decrease low-value services and achieve cost-conscious care.},
  author={David W. Baker and Amir Qaseem and P. Preston Reynolds and Lea Anne Gardner and Eric C. Schneider},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={158 1},
  pages={55-9}
}
Improving quality of care while decreasing the cost of health care isa national priority. The American College of Physicians recently launched its High-Value Care Initiative to help physicians and patients understand the benefits, harms, and costs of interventions and to determine whether services provide good value. Public and private payers continue to measure underuse of high-value services(for example, preventive services, medications for chronic disease),but they are now widely using… CONTINUE READING
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