Projects

Facilitating Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Making

2015-2016
Prepared For

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

A substantial portion of U.S. health care spending is for services of unclear effectiveness, whereas many highly effective services are underused.

Furthermore, patterns of care across communities, specialties, and practices vary widely, even when physician leaders and professional societies embrace evidence‑based practices. One important challenge is that at the point of care, practicing physicians face a variety of barriers to delivering the most evidence-based solutions to address patients’ concerns. Patients’ preferences play a key role in determining the care they receive, and various factors can influence their likelihood of seeking, accepting, and acting upon the evidence-based recommendations physicians provide to them. Thus, it is important to consider the needs of both patients and physicians in efforts to reduce inappropriate care and enhance the use of evidence-based services.

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