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.