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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Comparative effectiveness opportunity guide for New England OB-Gyn services
for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has produced a comprehensive analysis
of opportunities to reduce overtreatment from the Choosing Wisely list of five
overused treatments identified by the American College of Obstetricians and
report focuses on New England including analysis of current regional
utilization patterns, the feasibility of practice change, resources for
implementation, and opportunities for cost savings. The report identified
reducing routine annual Pap tests in women ages 30 to 65 years of age as the greatest
opportunity for impact across New England among the Choosing Wisely ACOG list
with substantial current levels of overuse and variation, large potential
savings, and expected innovations making it easier to identify inappropriate
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