Research Grants

Funding For:

Physician Practice Styles and Overuse of Healthcare Services

Cost & Quality / Overuse


Allison Lipitz-Snyderman, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2015 - Apr 30, 2016



Summary of the Project:

This NIHCM-funded study is exploring physician practice patterns for cancer services that tend to be overused in order to understand whether overuse is pervasive across the medical decisions of individual physicians or more limited to specific services. Results will inform efforts to reduce overuse.

Media Coverage

August 15, 2016

"Physician-Driven Variation in Nonrecommended Services Among Older Adults Diagnosed With Cancer"

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Author: Lipitz-Snyderman A, Sima CS, Atoria CL, et al., JAMA Internal Medicine