Monday, 27 October 2014

More material against low value clinical practices

Dr. Joan Escarrabill is the Chronic Care Program Director of the Clínic Hospital. As a pulmonologist, he trained and developed his career in Bellvitge Hospital, where he had the opportunity to exercise various responsibilities in the field of clinical management. And now he has given us the selected tweet that leads to "Mayo Clinic Proceedings".

If you click on the two links from Dr. Escarrabill’s tweets, you’ll reach a project (and the introductory editorial) which reviewed over two thousand articles published over 10 years in the New England Journal of Medicine with the rank of "Originals". This work has identified 146 studies that advise stopping certain medical practices that are failing to demonstrate expected clinical outcomes.

Therefore, Dr. Escarrabill with his tweet, offers us a new key to strengthen programs calling for clinical practice to focus only on the actions that are known to add value to the health of people (see posts from: "Too much medicine", "Less is more", "Choosing Wisely", "Do not do" and "Projecte Essencial"). This movement of clinical containment led by professionals is taking shape in the United States under the name "The Right Care Alliance".

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