Levers for addressing medical underuse and overuse: achieving high-value health care

by Adam G Elshaug, Meredith B Rosenthal, John N Lavis et al.
The Lancet – Published Online January 8, 2017
This is the fourth in a Lancet Series of four papers about right care

12 pp. 128 kB
http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(16)32586-7.pdf

The preceding papers in this Series have outlined how underuse and overuse of health-care services occur within a complex system of health-care production, with a multiplicity of causes. Because poor care is ubiquitous and has considerable consequences for the health and wellbeing of billions of people around the world, remedying this problem is a morally and politically urgent task. Universal health coverage is a key step towards achieving the right care.

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