Journal article

Developing indicators for measuring low-value care: mapping Choosing Wisely recommendations to hospital data.

Kelsey Chalmers, Tim Badgery-Parker, Sallie-Anne Pearson, Jonathan Brett, Ian A Scott, Adam G Elshaug

BMC Research Notes | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Low-value health care refers to interventions where the risk of harm or costs exceeds the likely benefit for a patient. We aimed to develop indicators of low-value care, based on selected Choosing Wisely (CW) recommendations, applicable to routinely collected, hospital claims data. RESULTS: We assessed 824 recommendations from the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom CW lists regarding their capacity to be measured in administrative hospital admissions datasets. We selected recommendations if they met the following criteria: the service occurred in the hospital setting (observable in setting); a claim recorded the use of the service (record of service); the appr..

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