Report finds little progress in reducing inappropriate care

02/20/2013 | AAFP News Now

Significant improvement was seen from 1999 to 2009 in providing underused care, but only limited reductions were made in the use of inappropriate care, suggesting it has not been a focus of quality improvement efforts, according to a report in JAMA Internal Medicine. The authors recommended using practice guidelines and performance measures to ensure appropriate care and said the AAFP-supported Choosing Wisely campaign was one example of physician collaboration that promotes quality, cost-effective care.

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