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About the Taking Action on Overuse Project

MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation designed the Taking Action on Overuse project to fill a gap in the field of reducing medical overuse and low-value care: We know what we need to do less of, but how? The Taking Action on Overuse Framework and change package are based on thorough field research and expert input, and are now being tested by partners in different health care settings. We plan to develop a full implementation package with tools and resources built upon the experiential evidence we gather through 2017. This work was and continues to be generously supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The Framework and change package are the product of a comprehensive literature review; a national scan of innovative approaches tried by leading health care organizations; interviews with leaders of 23 high-value care initiatives; and input from an advisory group of experts in health care, behavioral economics, learning, policy and management, patient advocacy, and high-value care initiatives. To learn more about this initial work, read our open-access article in Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation.

About MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation

The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation bridges the worlds of health services research and health care delivery to inform and improve both. We are located within Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, a research organization that shares our commitment to publicly available practical research. We collaborate with a wide variety of organizations to develop new models of health care, lead research on complex system change, and provide training, facilitation, and technical assistance in model application and care improvement. Learn more about our work.

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve health and health care. We are working with others to build a national Culture of Health enabling everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.rwjf.org/twitter or on Facebook at www.rwjf.org/facebook.

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