Striving for High Value Health Care: Lessons Learned in California
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
These California-specific case interviews highlight important wins for reducing avoidable health care spending and serve as evidence for a national debate centered on identifying cost-cutting innovations that can be scaled and replicated.
As part of its Bend the Curve campaign, these case interviews are further evidence of the proven practices and policy actions outlined in A Health Care Leader's Guide to High Value Health Care. The Guide (released in December 2011) identifies specific actions for reducing $521 billion in wasteful health care spending in seven critical areas: medication errors, hospital admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions, patient medication adherence, emergency department overuse, hospital readmissions, antibiotic overuse and vaccine underuse.
More information and tools are available on the Bend the Curve website, www.nehi.net/bendthecurve.
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