Given the level of nuance involved in clinical decisions, it can be impossible to know whether a specific decision to deliver care was 'right' or 'wrong'. Physicians are often left in the dark as to whether they are delivering too much care - and in doing so, put patients at avoidable risk of complications.
47 million antibiotics are unnecessarily prescribed each year
Physicians estimate over 21% of medical care is unnecessary
50% of opioids prescribed after surgery could be avoided
34% of knee surgeries are unnecessary
Improving Visibility Into Peer Practice
Practicing Wisely is developing a new set of measures based on Appropriate Use Criteria.
We compare how often physicians make similar clinical decisions for similar patients - in aggregate, not on a case-by-case basis - which helps physicians establish the bounds of appropriate care and reduce overuse.