Patients should receive the appropriate level of care — no more and no less. But how is that sweet spot determined? This guide helps organizations get started on reducing unwarranted variations in care.
Working in Concert: A How-To Guide to Reducing Unwarranted Variations in Care (2.47 MB)
Unwarranted variation in care can result in negative health outcomes for the patient and wasted dollars. Working in Concert: A How-To Guide to Reducing Unwarranted Variations in Care is a collection of lessons from pioneers in the field — clinical and organizational leaders who have addressed practice and practitioner variation within their own organizations. This guide is intended to help organizations get started in their work to identify and reduce unwarranted variations in care.
An action group of CHCF's California Improvement Network (CIN) developed this overview based on nine months of discussions about how each organization approaches variation reduction projects. This guide includes practical tips, case studies, and the voices of field experts. It focuses on the following key elements of addressing variation in a health care organization:
The guide is available as a Document Download below.
California Improvement Network: Action Groups