12.30-1.30pm, Wed 2nd August 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Professor Adam Elshaug, HCF Research Foundation Professorial Fellow, Professor of Health Policy and Co-Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy
Internationally movements are underway to increase data analytic capability aimed at the hospital and individual medical practitioner levels with a view to enhancing health care safety, quality and efficiency. So called ‘sunlight clauses’ look to take those analytics to the public so as to inform communities and would-be patients of differentials in outcomes, costs, etc. This presentation will reveal results from a novel data analytic investigation that is identifying the incidence and costs (and characteristics) of low-value care provided at the state, site, and individual provider levels. Implications for how doctors, hospitals and payers might use this information will be discussed, particularly against a backdrop of initiatives such as Choosing Wisely and the MBS Review, etc.