Pamela T. Johnson, MD, and Marty Makary, MD, MPH, members of the Motive Practicing Wisely physician advisory council, deliver their views on the physician’s role in pursuing higher-value care.
Most employers are at the mercy of an imperfect health care system, bearing the burden of costly yet unnecessary procedures. Now, early innovators such as Walmart are bypassing these pain points by working directly with health systems to offer better care to their employees.
Low-value care is known to cause unnecessary patient harm and delay critical care for other patients. But did you also know that 15% of patients develop hospital-acquired complications when receiving low-value care?