Increasing Necessary Care Variation To Improve Patient Care

The US health care system frequently focuses on reducing “unnecessary care variation” and with good reason. Recent literature places the cost of variability from best practices in care in the billions, with one review of nearly 200 studies demonstrating unnecessary variation in all specialties and across the full spectrum of clinical outcomes and care environments. As physician leaders, we too have each spent significant energy driving transformation to minimize variability within health systems and have seen these efforts lead to higher quality, lower total cost of care, and better patient experience firsthand.

But clinicians appreciate that reducing variation

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