Avoiding Overuse: The Next Quality Frontier

Berwick DM. Avoiding overuse: The next quality frontier. The Lancet. 2017 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print]

In this editorial, IHI President Emeritus Don Berwick makes the case that quality of care — that is, better matching care to needs, and practice to science — is central to addressing underuse of effective care and overuse of ineffective care. The editorial accompanies the "Right Care" series of articles that explores medical underuse and overuse worldwide.

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