Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Physician-Driven Overuse of Services for Patients with Advanced Cancer

Allison Lipitz-Snyderman, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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May 01, 2016
April 30, 2017
$49,558

Building on prior NIHCM-funded research documenting significant persistence in individual physicians’ use of inappropriate cancer services, this study will examine the overuse of non-recommended services for patients with advanced cancer, where patient preferences might be expected play a larger role than physician practice patterns. Results will inform efforts to reduce overuse of low-value services.