This course will be an introduction to the ideas of overuse and healthcare value for early career health professional students. This course will give students tools to identify low value care, elicit patient preferences and hold productive conversations with superiors about appropriate patient care. Each week, the course will host a speaker on a topic related to overuse and present a case study related to that topic.
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
Define concepts of high-value care, care variation, overtreatment and overtesting.
Understand the drivers of low-value care.
Recognize commonly overused tests and procedures.
Examine the emotional burden of low-value care
Demonstrate strategies to combat low-value and its emotional burden
Demonstrate strategies to engage in conversations about high-value care with peers, supervisors and patients.
Requirements for the Course:
Attend at least 8 out of 11 of the Tuesday lunchtime talks.
Complete any assigned readings for each week and be prepared to engage in thoughtful dialogue about the topic each week
If unable to meet these requirements, students should contact the course coordinators in order to create a plan to receive credit for the course
Make Up Session:
Watch TWO of the sessions you did not attend
Write a 1-page reflection for each talk, including your reactions and thoughts and how to it will inform your future role as a health care professional.
02.02.21 High Value Care: What and Why (Including Some Outrageous Examples). Dr. George Sawaya link
02.09.21 Conversations to Combat Low Value Care Dr. Gurpreet Dhaliwal link
02.16.21 Achieving High-Value Health Care: What Will it Take? Dr. Malini Nijigal link
02.23.21 End-of-Life Care: A Physician's Perspective. Dr. Michael Rabow link
03.02.21 How Good are Medical Interventions? Dr. Vinay Prasad link
03.09.21 Enhancing Affordability for Patients: High Value Prescribing. Dr. Chris Moriates link
03.16.21 Caring Wisely: Supporting Frontline Providers and Staff in Improving Healthcare and Reducing Costs. Dr. Catherine Lau link
03.23.21 Is Value in the Eye of the Beholder? Dr. Ari Hoffman link
03.30.21 Safely Doing Less. Dr Tom Newman link
04.06.21 How Less Health Care Can Sometimes Be Better For You. Dr. Rita Redberg link