#114 High Value Care: Assess Quality, Mitigate Diagnostic Uncertainty, Overcome Barriers
Published September 17, 2018
58 min
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    Kick up the quality of your care with tips and tactics from Caitlin Clancy MD, coauthor of ACP’s High Value Care Curriculum. We learn to define quality and value in healthcare; the most common barriers to high value care; use of probability and likelihood ratios to boost clinical reasoning and combat diagnostic uncertainty; some useful tools to estimate cost; sources of healthcare waste; and some general pearls on how the healthcare system works...or doesn’t. ACP members can claim free CME-MOC at acponline.com/curbsiders (goes live 0900 EST on podcast release date).

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    • Written & Produced by: Matthew Watto MD
    • Hosts: Paul Williams MD, Stuart Brigham MD, Matthew Watto MD
    • Guest: Caitlin Clancy MD

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    • 00:00 Disclaimer, intro and guest bio
    • 03:50 Guest one-liner, some discussion on non traditional paths, and picks of the week
    • 12:10 Case 1: Defining value, cost, quality; sources of healthcare waste; and how to avoid the waste of daily labs
    • 23:00 Case 2: An uninsured patient who needs major surgery; costs for uninsured versus insured patients
    • 28:35 Do insured patients have better outcomes?
    • 31:15 How to determine cost and “fair market price”
    • 36:29 Case 3: Clinical case of suspected heart failure
    • 45:45 Case 4: Clinical case of patient requesting antibiotics; barriers to high value care and how to overcome them
    • 57:05 Outro

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