PT Inquest Episode 152: Provider Cognitive Errors Contributes To Medical Overuse

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Low value healthcare (like ordering imaging for patients with nonspecific low back pain) is a known issue for healthcare providers. But how big of an issue is it? Are the best providers doing that much better than the worst offenders? Why do they do this? Is there anything we can do about medical overuse and all the problems that come with it?

Analysis of Physician Variation in Provision of Low-Value Services.
Schwartz AL, Jena AB, Zaslavsky AM, McWilliams JM.
JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jan 1;179(1):16-25. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5086.

Medical Overuse as a Physician Cognitive Error: Looking Under the Hood.
Korenstein D.
JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jan 1;179(1):26-27. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5136.

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Matt Hunter

Music for PT Inquest:
“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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