Mark Schlesinger’s New Paper on Low-Value Healthcare

April 11, 2017

Mark Schlesinger (and co-author Rachel Grob) recently published a paper in Milbank Quarterly, ”Treating, Fast and Slow: Americans’ Understanding of and Responses to Low-Value Care.” By using a mixed-method design incorporating focus groups, patient interviews and national surveys, the authors examine patients’ awareness of low-value care, that is, the overuse of testing and treatment with little to no health gains, which currently costs approximately $750 billion per year.  Read more on the study in Yale Daily News and Yale News.