Many American physicians think unnecessary tests and procedures are a serious problem facing our health care system, but 53% order unnecessary tests if requested by patients.1 This discrepancy between appropriate and actual care suggests that patients’ perceptions of good care are not aligned with physicians’ commitment to care that optimizes quality while reducing unnecessary interventions. We assessed patients’ and physicians’ perceptions of high-value care.
Warner AS, Shah N, Morse A, Lehmann EY, Maurer R, Moyer Z, Soleymani Lehmann L. Patient and Physician Attitudes Toward Low-Value Diagnostic Tests. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1219-1221. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2936