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Comment & Response
April 2016

Choosing Wisely Recommendations Using Administrative Claims Data

Author Affiliations
  • 1ABIM Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):565. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0345

To the Editor In their article in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Rosenberg et al1 examined claims data from Anthem members and found that 2 of 7 Choosing Wisely recommendations showed a decrease in utilization over an 18-month period, while 3 remained flat, and 2 showed increases. These results led the authors to conclude that there is a “need for interventions beyond the current level of promotion.”1(p1919)

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