Improving Value in Healthcare Is Essential

Taking Action on Overuse offers you a practical approach to engage clinicians in reducing the use of services for which the potential for harm is greater than the benefit.

It all starts with The Framework.


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Filling the Gap

The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation developed the Taking Action on Overuse Framework to fill a gap in the field: a model for engaging providers, staff and patients in reducing care for which the potential for harm is greater than the benefit. It provides guidance to strategic areas of work that catalyze change and is strongly grounded in theory. It is designed specifically to address issues of equity and for use in safety net settings and has been tested in primary care, specialty clinics and hospital settings.

Our vision is for the Framework to spread through clinical value champions who see the need for positive change in the local settings where they provide care. After training the first group of champions working in safety-net settings, we created learning modules and a project workbook based on what was learned. These are available to train and support new value champions in their overuse reduction initiatives.

Addressing Low-Value Care Is an Equity Issue

Reducing overuse in safety-net settings is essential. Although rates of low-value services delivered are no different in safety-net versus non–safety-net settings, the stakes are higher for vulnerable populations because the adverse impact of financial, emotional and physical harm can be higher. Watch our webinar “What is Value and Why Take Action in the Safety Net” to learn more.

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