About the Taking Action on Overuse Project

The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation designed the Taking Action on Overuse project to fill a gap in the field of reducing medical overuse: We know what we need to do less of, but how? The original Framework and change package were the product of a comprehensive literature review; a national scan of innovative approaches tried by leading health care organizations; interviews with leaders of 23 overuse-reduction initiatives; input from an advisory group of experts in health care, behavioral economics, learning, policy and management, patient advocacy, and overuse-reduction initiatives. To learn more about this initial work, read our open-access article in Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation.

The Taking Action on Overuse Framework now available on this website is an evolved version. It was informed by the application of the framework by partners in different health care settings, and the input of a larger community of health care providers and experts at our culminating Capstone Summit. This work was generously supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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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