Provider, Patient, and Health System Effects of Provider Commitments to Choose Wisely

Funded by The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, the project will examine behavioral economic strategies for decreasing the use of low-value clinical services as listed in the Choose Wisely campaign. The proposed intervention, Committing to Choose Wisely (CCW), will ask clinicians to commit to avoid low-value services and provide resources to support adherence to this commitment.

The intervention, which extends across two large health systems, will generate quantitative data from clinical automated data and focused medical record review data to examine rates of order before and after the intervention, as well as qualitative data from surveys and semi-structured interviews of both clinicians and patients to determine the effects of the intervention on their decision-making and experiences.

Start date: 3/1/2016
End date: 2/28/2019


Greater Value Portfolio, The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, $11,860 and $7,682

The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation provides grants for medical research of practical benefit, focusing on initiatives to strengthen research on health issues, to promote research leadership, and to put new knowledge to work for public benefit.

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